Moscow slams US, UK over UN statements on Syria unrest
Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of “barbarism” and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
“We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the UK and the US, which can damage and harm our relations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes at Sunday’s emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to demand that
Russia rein in its long-standing ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“In short, it is difficult to deny, that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes,” British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said, adding that incendiary munitions “indiscriminate in their reach” were being used against Aleppo civilians.
Rycroft added Moscow and the Syrian regime had “unleashed a new hell” on the battered Syrian city.
US Ambassador Samantha Power meanwhile accused Moscow of “barbarism”.