The defense Ministry responded to the statement by Turkey about the launch of missiles at the hospital


In the composition of the Caspian flotilla of Russia there is not a single ship, which could be implemented to launch ballistic missiles, allegedly at the hospital in the Syrian province of Idlib. This was stated by the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

“Who was on a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu agreed yesterday even about the alleged drawing of Russia from the Caspian sea strike, underline, ballistic missile by the hospital in Idlib. I must say that the composition of the Caspian Flotilla no single ship capable of such ballistic missiles,” — said Konashenkov (quoted by RIA Novosti).

“Both reports allegedly destroyed hospitals and schools in Azaz on 10 February, and in Idlib, from February 15, contain the same raw data — “Gaziantep. Turkey”. Information about where this was written, fake, apparently, through an oversight of the authors or editors of the site were published,” he said.

On the eve of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the Russian ballistic missile has hit a hospital and a school in the Syrian city of a’zaz (city is not in the province of Idlib). “Russia has released ballistic missile from the Caspian sea. She got into a school and hospital in the town of Azaz in Syria, killing many civilians, including children,” davutoğlu said at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

On Monday Reuters reported trapped in the hospital and the school of the missiles in the Northern Syrian town of Azaz. According to the Agency, 14 people were killed. At the same time, “Doctors without borders” reported destroyed as a result of the strike the hospital in the town of Maaret al-Numan (Idlib province). A UK-based Syrian monitoring centre for human rights said that the strike on field hospital allegedly inflicted on Russian aircraft and that it led to “dozens” of victims.

Speaking about the possible involvement of Russian aviation to attacks on hospitals in Syria, press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov urged to focus on the information the Syrian government. “I urge to focus on the source, and in this case, for us the primary source is the statements of the Syrian authorities. In this case, the Syrian government has made a number of statements on this subject, where said relative to his position who might be behind the bombing,” he said.

On the eve of the Syrian Ambassador blamed the strike on the hospital, “Doctors without borders” the U.S. air force. “As for the hospital, which was destroyed, actually it was destroyed by the U.S. air force. Russian air and space forces do not have anything to do with it,” said Syrian Ambassador Riad Haddad, citing alleged the authorities of the Syrian intelligence, which confirm this accusation.

The U.S. state Department claimed that American aviation is not valid near the cities of Idlib and Aleppo, making the attack on the terrorists in the Eastern provinces of Syria. The state Department was accused of shelling hospital the Assad government.

Moscow has repeatedly said that the aim of the airstrikes in Syria become purely terrorist purposes. The foreign Ministry and the defense Ministry demanded evidence of repeated earlier allegations of civilian casualties and allegations of attacks on hospitals, which also sounded and earlier.