Pentagon accused Russia of “disinformation campaign” after strikes against Syria

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áPentagon spokesman Dana White says that in connection with Syria, a “campaign of disinformation” from the Russian side began, and the number of “Russian trolls” increased by 2000% per day.

“As Defense Secretary James James Mattis said last night that the Russian disinformation campaign has already begun, the number of” Russian trolls “has increased by 2000% in the last 24 hours,” she told reporters at a briefing.

The United States, Britain and France hit rocket attacks on Syrian government facilities on Saturday morning, which they believe are used to produce chemical weapons. From 3.42 Moscow time to 5.10 Moscow time they released over 100 missiles in Syria, most of which were shot down by Syrian air defense.

The Russian forces were not involved, but they monitored all the launches. Russian President Vladimir Putin described the attacks as an act of aggression against a sovereign state, despite the fact that neither Russian military experts nor local residents confirmed the fact of the chemical attack, which became the pretext for strikes.