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.
Organization "White helmets" for humanitarian façade of the brand hides looting, robbery and direct complicity with terrorism, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Western sponsors still has not refused to support the White helmets and affiliated with the organization structures. For our part, we have repeatedly noted that for demonstrative humanitarian facade of the brand is hiding the real looting, racketeering, robbery, deliberate misinformation, staging hematic, air, artillery strikes and just direct complicity with terrorism," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
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.