Tuesday, September 27, 2016

U.S, BRITAIN AND FRANCE ACCUSE RUSSIA OF BARBARISM AND WAR CRIMES AT UN SECURITY COUNCIL SESSION

The Russia Federation was accused by UK and France of collaborating with Syria to perpetuate war crimes in Aleppo. 
This was during an emergency security council session on the conflict in Syria on Sunday. 

UK alleged, Russia has carried out widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on the 275,00 civilians living in the rebel-held Aleppo in Syria, saying this weapons were dropped by Russian aircraft.
Russia and US had agreed to stop air attacks on Aleppo last week so that food, water, medicine and clothing could safely reach those suffering in the area but any hopes of a ceasefire were bashed last week when the UN aid convoy and warehouse were viciously attacked by armed men.

Aleppo is reportedly under bombing for five days consecutively as at Monday, taking the death toll to about 95 (casualties) in the East of the city, a total of 398 wounded people (including 61 children).

The UK ambassador to the UN said during the emergency meeting:
"Bunker-busting bombs, more suited to destroy military installations,are now destroying homes, decimating bomb shelters, crippling, maiming, killing dozens, if not hundreds."
"Incendiary munitions, indiscriminate in their reach are being dropped on to civilian areas so that yet again, Aleppo is burning. And to cap it all, water supplies so vital to millions are now being targeted, depriving water to those most in need. In short, it is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes."
French ambassador Francois Delattre said:
"They must not be unpunished," he said. "Impunity is simply not an option in Syria. Aleppo is to Syria what Sarajevo was to Bosnia, or what Guernica was to the Spanish war," "this week will go down in history as the one in which diplomacy failed and barbarism triumphed."
Samantha Power, US ambassador said:
"History will not look kindly on security council members who stay silent in the face of this carnage," It's time to say who is doing the bombing."
After Britain's ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft made the accusations, himself, the US ambassador Samantha Power and French ambassador Francois Delattre walked out of the emergency security council session when the Syrian ambassador began speaking.

What has happened over the last three days is indescribable," said Mohammad Abu Rajab, a doctor in one of the largest hospitals in Eastern Aleppo.
"Words fail, pictures fail, everything fails. Imagine the dead lying in the corridors, corpses and wounded and blood flowing everywhere,"he said. "We are standing before inhumanity, real massacres, extraordinary weapons whose blasts we never heard before, never heard before ever, they make the ground shake beneath our feet."
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