Conservative Andrew Mitchell said he believes the attack on the humanitarian convoy of the United Nations in Aleppo, a war crime. According to him, the convoy is attacked by Russian planes.
According to Mitchell, the systematic use in densely populated areas such indiscriminate weapons as concrete and cluster bombs should be considered a war crime.
“We are witnessing events that approached the behavior of the Nazi regime in Guernica in Spain,” — said the MP.
In 1937, during the civil war in Spain, the Luftwaffe carried out raids on Guernica. Three hours of bombardment the city had dropped thousands of bombs. Six thousand of the city was destroyed, under the rubble were about two thousand people. The events formed the basis of Pablo Picasso’s painting “Guernica”.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he did not know of this policy, in response to a request to comment on statements by Mitchell. “Who is this politician? Unfortunately, I don’t know him, who is he? I’m not going to comment on it. To my shame, I don’t know him,” — said Peskov.
Moscow denies involvement in air strikes on a humanitarian convoy to Aleppo. The Russian authorities demanded the investigation in the defense Ministry questioned the very fact of the air strike.
In the night from 19 to 20 September, a joint humanitarian convoy of the UN and the Syrian branch of the red Crescent society (red cross) came under fire. Killing 20 people. The United States accused in the incident of the Russian armed forces. In Moscow deny the accusations, noting that the Russian and Syrian aircraft have nothing to do with the attack on the humanitarian convoy.
In early October, the US said that it was suspending military cooperation with Russia on Syria. In Moscow said that the failure of the arrangements occurred because of the failure of Washington its part of the agreement on delimitation of the terrorists and the moderate opposition.
Before it became known that France intends to apply to the international court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria. Prior to that, about the need to investigate war crimes in Syria, said the head of the state Department of the USA John Kerry.