Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented during the briefing on 15 February that she allegedly had come under fire from Russian troops in Syria. She recalled that various Western sources reported on 100-200 killed soldiers.
«This is a classic misinformation. Anti-government Syrian militants was one of the first to launch this,» Zakharova said.
According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we can speak about five dead as a result of the clash. Presumably, some of them may be Russian citizens, but this needs to be verified.
«At the same time, we are not talking about Russian servicemen,» Zakharova emphasized.
Such an information assault is taking place from the American side, she said.
«Do yourself better than engage in disinformation against the Russian Federation,» Zakharova advised foreign partners.