17:22 Sep. 25, 2016
Kremlin may have committed war crimes by targeting an aid convoy, Boris Johnson states
Russia is guilty of prolonging the war in Syria and may have committed war crimes by targeting an aid convoy, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an interview aired on Sunday, Reuters report.
"(Russians) are guilty of protracting this war and making it far more hideous," Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.
"When it comes to instances such as the bombing of aid targets in Aleppo, we should be looking at whether or not that targeting is done in the knowledge that those are wholly innocent civilian targets, that is a war crime," Foreign Secretary stressed.
As reported, 31-truck humanitarian aid convoy was attacked on Monday night, killing around 20 civilian volunteers. US officials believe Russian aircraft were responsible for the strike, but Moscow has denied involvement. Bellingcat group investigators stated, that Syrian Red Crescent convoy was attacked with Russian bombs.
Today Russian forces commenced new airstrikes over Aleppo ahead of UN Security Council "Syrian" session.