Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France France announces it has killed the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa in an operation in Mali.
Still looking for a bogeyman? Moscow slams US State Dept after it posts $250,000 grant to ‘expose Russian health disinformation’
Instead of casting grudges aside to fight the coronavirus, anti-Russia elements in the US are striving to make the Kremlin a scapegoat, Moscow has said, decrying the new US grant to expose Russian health disinformation.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a rebuke to the US Department of State over its newly-published grant notice on Friday. The grant “opportunity” will see a hefty sum of money – some $250,000 – awarded to “an organization with experience in counter Russian disinformation, analysis and programming,” which will have to “produce a report on Russian and Soviet health-related disinformation campaigns” under the watchful eye of “subject matter experts” from the State Department’ Russia Directorate. The prospective contractors will have till June 20 to apply for the grant.
Wouldn't it be more useful to allocate $ 250,000 to save someones lives, @StateDept? Instead of "Exposing Russian Health Disinformation"— Russia in USA (@RusEmbUSA) May 23, 2020
Medical aid in NYC and Moscow pic.twitter.com/BVFxDVJJAH
The ministry said that such a move at a time when all countries should be pooling efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak has revealed the true colors of those in charge of the US State Department’s day-to-day operations.