Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied claims it was involved in the pounding of the Syrian city of Aleppo on the 10th of February claiming that two U.S. aircraft carried out the bombings instead.
The statement by Russia’s Defence Ministry is coming a day after a Pentagon spokesman accused Kremlin and Syria government forces of destroying Aleppo’s two main hospitals with air strikes.
Continuing, Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement that “only aviation of the anti-ISIS coalition flew over the city yesterday”, referring to the U.S.-led alliance of countries fighting the Islamic State militant group.
“At 1355 Moscow time, two U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkish territory. Reaching Aleppo by the most direct path, they made strikes against objects in the city.”
The Syrian army has made rapid advances near Aleppo (Syria’s biggest city before the war but now divided between rebel- and government-held sectors) in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council members urged Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing Aleppo in support of the Syrian military offensive and allow humanitarian access ahead of a meeting of major world powers who will converge on Germany to jaw jaw on the conflict in Syria.
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