The defense Ministry stated about the involvement of militants to the shelling of the convoy in Syria
The Ministry of defence has received new information confirming his involvement in the shelling of a humanitarian convoy of the UN in the area of Aleppo, opposition groups proscribed in Russia grouping “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra”. This was announced by first Deputy head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Viktor Posenichi, reports TASS.
“We have received additional data about the involvement in the shelling of a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations in the area (settlement) Urum al-Kubra opposition groups that are closely related to “Dzhabhat-EN-Nusra”, – said the representative of the General staff.
A joint convoy from the Syrian Arab red Crescent (SARC) and UN humanitarian agencies on 19 September was shelled in the area of Urum al-Kubra, North-West of the city of Aleppo. The convoy consisted of 31 of the truck and drove by to 78 thousand people. According to the International Committee of the red cross, 18 trucks were destroyed, killing one officer, SARC, and at least 20 civilians. The convoy was marked with the logos of the UN and the SARC, in its passage to the Eastern districts of Aleppo were received from Damascus and the armed opposition.
In the American administration then stated that the convoy came under air strikes, and noted that the international coalition forces led by the United States to attack innocent. Deputy adviser to the President for national security Ben Rhodes said that the US impose on Russia responsible for the attack on the convoy.
In Moscow and Damascus, in turn, reported that Russian and Syrian air force did not inflict blows on a humanitarian convoy. The Russian defense Ministry denied involvement in the attack, Russian and Syrian aircraft. The Agency noted that the footage from the scene of the attack there is no sign of interference with the column of ammunition. “All demonstrated in the video frames is a direct consequence of the fire load, which is a strange way began simultaneously with the implementation of a large scale militant attack on Aleppo,” – said the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov.