Speaking to reporters at the United Nations, Power said that the actions of the Syrian army and Russia in Aleppo not only lead to the destruction of the country, but also generate new flows of refugees and the continued radicalization of the local population.
“What they do is a gift to Islamic state and al-Nusra Front” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization. — ) which, according to their statements, they want to stop,” — said Pauer.
The statement of the us diplomat was made on the background of the French representative to the UN Francois Delattre, who said he had begun consultations with a number of members of the Security Council to prepare a resolution which will allow to achieve a truce in Aleppo. The Power said that it had not seen the project document.
On Thursday, the Deputy UN Secretary-General for humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’brien called on members of the security Council to prevent a “complete disrespect to the basic provisions of international humanitarian law.” According to him, what is happening in Aleppo is the fiercest example of a humanitarian disaster ever occurring in Syria.”
In turn, the Russian foreign Ministry takes the position that in the current situation of Aleppo blame the militants who block the exit of civilians from the Eastern parts of the city and stopped the supply of water to the Western part of Aleppo controlled by the government army.
“Every day in Aleppo recorded dozens of cases of attacks by terrorists on residential areas. In General, the tactics of the extremists remains unchanged: attacks are committed under the guise of so-called human shields, we are talking about civilians”, — said on Thursday the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.
The situation in Aleppo, where government troops managed with the active support of aviation week to break in some parts of the defense of opponents of President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, they occupied a strategically important district in the city centre, and on Thursday stormed the Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat in the Northern outskirts), has led to serious disagreements between Russia and the United States, which accused Moscow of the fact that it does not stop the bombing of civilians. The evening of 29 September Secretary of state John Kerry said that serious negotiations with Russia are “irrational” in the background of what is happening in Aleppo and warned that the U.S. is on the verge of cessation consultations with Moscow. The state Department has already announced that President Barack Obama gave instructions to the various agencies responsible for national security, to consider new options in Syria.
On the eve of the official representative Gosdepa of the USA John Kirby warned about possible terrorist attacks on Russian interests, it is connected with a new round of bloodshed in Aleppo. This statement in the strongest possible terms condemned the Russian foreign Ministry and Russian defense Ministry. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urged Washington to immediately warn Moscow in case of any information about possible provocations and terrorist acts against Russian citizens. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has expressed softer and called it a clumsy.