Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin addresses the United Nations Security Council during a high level meeting on Syria at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft accused the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad and Russian allies of
committing war crimes during a heated debate in the United Nations.
Rycroft American and French counterparts joined at the exit of the emergency session of the
UN Security Council on Sunday in a show of anger in the latest attack by the Syrian regime to control the besieged city of Aleppo.
Rycroft said the Security Council meeting in New York that “it is difficult to deny”
that the Syrian regime of al-Assad and his allies and the Russians involved in the commission of war crimes.
“-, That the blood of patients against their own people and finally run its course after five years of conflict,
you might think that the system has had her fill of the savage,” he said.
“But at the end of this week,
and instead of that regime,
Russia fell to new depths and unleashed a new hell in Aleppo.”
Earlier beaten the Russian Foreign Ministry to back the Foreign Minister Boris Johnson after he warned that Moscow is guilty of war crimes if warplanes were discussing the striking civilian targets.
The Special Envoy of the United Nations in Syria, Staffan de Mistura,
said the attack to take the city launched an “unprecedented military violence” on its residents, killing at least 213 civilians,
mostly women and children.
He said that there were reports of the use of bunker buster bombs and incendiary weapons that created
the “fireballs of this intensity they light up the darkness in Aleppo as if in broad daylight.”
His intervention pushed the exchange of new accusations between Russia
and the United States with the US ambassador Samantha Power accused Moscow of “barbarism.”
She urged members of the Security Council to “have the courage to say who is responsible for that,
and in one voice say Russia to stop.”
But Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin insisted were aimed
air strikes on “terrorists” who were carrying 200,000 people a prisoner in the city.
“They are trying to use women and children as human shields,” he said.
Earlier, Johnson accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “lengthening
” and called for an investigation into whether Russian troops were committing war crimes.
“Putin’s regime not only because it was handed over the gun-Assad,
said that in some cases shooting from the same gun,” he said.
Retorted a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova that Britain should look at the record before criticizing Moscow.
“The foreign minister of Great Britain and Boris Johnson to broadcast the BBC that Russia is accused of prolonging the civil war in Syria, and possibly committing war crimes in the form of air strikes on convoys carrying humanitarian aid,” she said.
“All of this right except for two words: instead of” Russia “must be” Great Britain “and instead of” Syria “,” Iraq “.
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