Published materials that contain false information about Russia
Disinformation spread by some Israeli media outlets
On April 14, a number of Israeli media outlets published reports to the effect that Russian representatives allegedly took Eli Cohen’s remains out of Syria. An agent of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, he was executed in Damascus in 1965.
We can confirm that these reports are blatant disinformation. We urge Israeli journalists to adhere to the highest standards of accuracy, professionalism and honesty in covering such sensitive subjects. It is necessary to recognise that responsibility for the potential consequences of this provocation rests not only with its organisers but also with its executors.