Murderer of children? Watch as Russian soldier plays with Syrian child

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EASTERN QALAMOUN, Syria – A video has been posted on social media showing a Russian Military Police officer playing with a child in the recently liberated East Qalamoun region of Syria.

The liberation came after terrorist forces surrendered, meaning the Russian Military Police were deployed to ensure the security of the region as they usually do after an area is liberated.

This is not the first time that such videos and photographs have emerged online, and Russian soldiers are often seen distributing sweets to children and playing football with them.

Despite this, mainstream media often portrays the Russian military mission in Syria as one that indiscriminately bombs civilians and murders children. The reality however is that since the Russian intervention we have seen the near defeat of ISIS and huge swathes of Syria, such as Aleppo, be liberated because of their close coordination with Syrian Army ground troops.

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