DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:15 A.M.) – U.S. State Department Spokesperson, John Kirby, verbally attacked Russia Today journalist, Gayane Chichakyan, after she asked him for sources to back his accusations and claims against the Russian military.
The State Department Spokesperson began his press briefing by alleging that the Russian military purposely struck 5 hospitals in Syria recently.
Kirby then accused the Syrian government and Russian military of blocking aid to east Aleppo, despite the fact that the latter setup two humanitarian ceasefires to allow supplies to enter the besieged neighborhoods.
When Chichakyan asked him to provide sources for these allegations and locations of these hospitals, Kirby verbally lashed out at the journalist for attempting to get a response from him.
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Kirby attempted to justify his inappropriate behavior by stating Russia Today is owned by the Kremlin and that he will not treat their journalists the same as the other correspondents in the room.
Since the his press briefing on Wednesday, Kirby has not issued an apology to the Russia Today journalist, nor has he commented on his inappropriate behavior.