East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Russian Air Force is being accused of atrocities in Syria on daily basis without any proof. The US officials are creating bad PR for Russia by painting their own fighter jets in distinct Russian camouflage and conducting false-flag bombing raids against humanitarian convoys, civillians, and even US military personnel. Why else would the US paint their jets in potential adversory’s colours?

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Period/date: 18. October 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence for the accusations given. But plenty of evidence of Russian bombing of multiple civilian targets. // There are several ‘aggressor squadrons’ in the US Armed Forces, that are painted in potential adversaries’ camouflage and serve for training and exercise purposes during war games, but not for deployment:https://theaviationist.com/tag/aggressor-squadron/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 24 in the report.

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