The founder of the "White helmets" James Le Mesure "years led by the nose" government of the United States, Britain, Germany and other countries, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Aleksandr Venediktov.
"Was that led them ["White helmets"], a British national, James Le Mesure – a crook who was only interested in a luxurious life. He drove the nose of the authorities of the United States, Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, received huge grants and they were ready to fabricate anything "sensational" materials. The result – the scandal, the high-profile trial, and this gentleman, according to the official version, he committed suicide," - said Venediktov.
Founder of non-profit Mayday Rescue organizations, engaged in financing the Syrian White helmets, James Le Mesure before his death, acknowledged the misuse of the money of the sponsors and offered to resign, according to the newspaper Volkskrant, citing a letter seen by the newspaper.
Le Mesure was found dead November 11, 2019 neighbors in the garden of a house in Istanbul, where he lived. The Istanbul Prosecutor's office closed the criminal case on his death.