A female Russian paramedic has been killed and two more have been injured in a militant shelling of a Russian mobile military hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said on December 5.
UPD 16:49 CET: 2nd jnured paramedic died from wounds in the hospital
Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov told jouranlists that the incident took place earlier today between 12:21 and 12:30pm local time.
“As a result of the direct hit of the reception ward, one female Russian military medic was killed [and] two medical specialists were severely injured,” he said.
An uknkown number of local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling.
“It is beyond doubt that the shelling was conducted by the ‘opposition’ militants. Moscow understands who gave the Syrian militants the coordinates of the Russian hospital right at the moment when it started working,” Konashenkov said, adding that the defense ministry attributes the blame for the incident to “terrorists and their patrons in the US, the UK and France.”