MOSCOW, December 23. Amnesty International report, which the organization says about the alleged deaths of civilians in Syria as a result of the strikes of Russian aviation, consists of “fakes and stamps”.
Russian aviation from 18 to 23 December attacked 1,1 thousand objects in Syria
This was stated at a briefing for journalists the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.
“We have read the report – again, nothing specific and nothing new has been published. The same stamps and fakes, which we have repeatedly exposed before. In the report all the time used expressions such as “presumably Russian airstrikes”, “possible violations of international law”, and so on. That is a solid assumption without any evidence,” he said.
As recalled Konashenkov, Amnesty International claims that in areas for which applied “presumably Russian air strikes”, there were no military objectives and fighters.
“But they can know it and check. It is known that jihadists in Syria are highly mobile units that use the already infamous Toyota pickups installed on them with large-caliber weapons,” he said.
Defense Ministry spokesman noted that according to the classification of the US army every machine “is a tactical unit and is considered a legitimate military target”. “By the way, some of these machines, as already proved, were in Syria from the territory of the USA,” he added.
VKS RF does not use cluster bombs
This Konashenkov stressed that the Russian aircraft in Syria uses cluster bombs.
“Relative to the assumptions on cluster bombs. The Russian aircraft did not apply them”, – he said.
Earlier Human Rights Watch has accused Russia of using cluster munitions in Syria, as a result, according to human rights activists, civilians.