Russia has decline all kind of accusation of bombing hospitals, saying that there isn’t any evidence- direct or indirect against the country.
Rusian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the accusations by the Western countries, saying that Moscow had released airstrikes against hospitals in Syria, on her weekly press conference on Thursday. She even commented on the accusation by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) pointing that it lacks evidence to prove it.
The Russian spokesman said that “All this is a lie,” in reference to the accusations, which have been mainly coming from Turkey.
Zakharova also said any incursion into the Syrian territory by any foreign nation would be illegal.
The statement by Zakharova follows the death of 50 civilians, including children on Monday. They were killed in at least 5 medical facilities and two schools in Syria’s provinces Idlib and Aleppo. One of the attacked hospitals is said to be supported by MSF.
The MSF confirmed its hospital was hit but did not assign blame.
Turkey held Russia responsible for the attacks, stating that the incident is an ‘obvious war crime’ in Syria.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia denies and does “not accept such statements, especially because those who make such statements are unable to prove their allegations in any way.”
According to the Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad the airstrikes on the MSF-operated hospital were carried out by US planes.
“It was destroyed by the American Air Force. The Russian Air Force has nothing to do it with,” the envoy said.
The US-led coalition has been conducting air raids against what are said to be the Daesh terrorists inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.
Since late September 2014, Russia has been conducting airstrikes against foreign-backed militants in Syria upon a request by the Damascus government.