Russia: “West not coping with obligations on Syria”

Last Updated: September 26, 2016

Russian air forces and their strikes took away too many lives of the civilians. That’s why the UN Security Council has met on Sunday in New York, three states requested this top-rank event: the US, the UK and France. Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov shared his vision as well, he said on Monday that Western countries were not coping with their obligations on Syria. 

Russia and its Syrian allies intensified its air strikes activity in Aleppo, say the media. On Saturday the bombing killed 162 civilians, ARA News reported. Mr. Lavrov, the head od Russian MFA, insists on that fact that West is not coping with obligations on Syria. Moreover, Lavrov stressed that the United States wanted to put forward extra conditions before implementing a deal on Syria. In that case, Russian Federation would demand a very thorough investigation into a strike on an aid convoy in Syria.

The government of Bashar al-Assaad has stepped up strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo since a ceasefire collapsed last week. The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that an outrageous attack on the humanitarian aid convoy in Syria last week could have been deliberately carried out by Russian aircraft. According to Mr. Johnson, proving of this fact could amount to a war crime. In its turn, Russia is blaming the Syrian rebel artillery in carrying out that attack.