Washington condemned the resumption of Russian air strikes in Syria, suspecting Moscow of violating international law
Washington strongly condemned the resumption of air strikes of the Russian HQs in Syria. In the US, again talking about the fact that Moscow’s actions violate international law. This, in particular, during the next briefing was declared by the official representative of US state Department Elizabeth Trudeau, reported Reuters.
“Recent data indicate that strikes by five hospitals and one mobile hospital. We believe that such actions are violations of international law,” said Trudeau, not specifying who exactly, according to the United States, caused these attacks: Russian HQs or the Syrian military.
On specifying question of the journalist Trudeau explained that, speaking about violations of international law, had in mind not any specific cases, “a set taken by Russia and Syria action” in recent weeks. While Trudeau said that the American position on this matter had been brought to Moscow.
On 15 November, the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” made launches of cruise missiles, and the su-33 on Board of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, and struck blows to positions of terrorists in Syria. This was stated by Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leadership of the armed forces and the leadership of the defense enterprises.
The Minister explained that Russia has launched a major operation on the application of massive fire destruction of the positions of the “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both group banned in Russia) in the provinces of Idlib and HOMS. In this operation involved “Admiral Grigorovich”. “It has made launches of cruise missiles “Caliber” on a pre-defined proven targets,” – said Shoigu.
“For the first time in the history of the Russian Navy in combat… involved aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, – said the head of the defense Ministry. “Today, the cruiser began to work our su-33. Before that, we were very careful, thorough reconnaissance of all the targets. On this basis, the main of them is ammunition depots, clusters and centres of training of illegal armed formations, and to be precise – terrorists”, – said the Minister.
In early November, carrier-based aircraft cruiser began to fly in the skies over Syria. Before after take-off from the “Admiral Kuznetsov” crashed MiG-29, but this, according to representatives of the military Department, did not prevent the plans of the carrier battle group.
NATO suspectedthat the carrier would be used to attack Aleppo, although the Navy has not confirmed that he will perform a combat mission in the middle East. In the Pentagon also believethat carrier-based fighters will be involved in the attack on Aleppo.
4 November in Aleppo on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin was taken humanitarian pause “in order to avoid senseless victims”. After it, as experts believe, will be followed by the sweep of the city.