The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson, as reported by Reuters, accused Russia of prolonging the war in Syria. “Russia is guilty of delaying this [Syrian. —] the war and makes it even more horrible,” he said.
In the case of attacks on humanitarian targets in Aleppo,” said the head of the British foreign Ministry, “we have to look, whether it’s with the knowledge that this perfectly innocent civilian targets”. In this case, the shelling a “war crime,” added Johnson.
Earlier Reuters, citing diplomats, reported that US, UK and France called for the convening of an emergency meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in Syria. According to interlocutors of Agency, the meeting, which will discuss the worsening situation in Aleppo, will be held on Sunday, September 25, at 18:00 Moscow time.
September 22, representatives of the rebels in Syria, as well as the London-based Syrian monitoring centre for human rights said that rebels controlled areas in Aleppo have been the strongest aviabombardirovka in recent months. “It was the most powerful air strikes on Aleppo in the last few months. They were very intense. Such serious fights in this area in recent years, we have not seen”, — said the Director of the Syrian center for monitoring human rights, Rami Abdurrahman.
For three days before Syrian Observatory also reported airstrikes on Aleppo and the surrounding villages.
On 21 September at the UN General Assembly in new York, the American and Russian sides exchanged harsh remarks about the situation in Syria. The head of state Department John Kerry said that he felt like “a parallel universe”, listening to the speech of Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The Russian foreign Ministry called the speech Kerry at a meeting of the UN security Council “a real show”.
In the night from 19 to 20 September near Aleppo under fire fallen the joint convoy of humanitarian aid of the UN and the Syrian branch of the red Crescent society (red cross). Killing about 20 civilians. The US state Department and the White house said the involvement of Russia and Syria to the incident, and Moscow suspicions were rejected.