Photos circulate showing Russian military contractors using UN aid in military operations

HMOTH, Syria — As Moscow continues to insist on the entry of U.N. humanitarian aid into Syria only through regime-held areas, photos showing Russian military contractors of the Wagner Group using U.N. aid while carrying out military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Syrian Badia (desert) circulated online.

The photos showed a tent bearing the logo of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) erected in the Badia alongside a Russian military vehicle.