Feelings reach boiling point in the UN, as Boris Johnson accused Russia of possible war crimes regarding Aleppo.
The Daily Telegraph reported today: Britain has accused Russia of committing “war crimes” in Syria as world powers rounded on Moscow in one of the most bitter meetings of the UN Security Council in recent memory.
Earlier, Boris Johnson accused Russia of possible war crimes. He said said Russia may have committed war crimes by bombing a UN aid convoy last week and accused President Putin of not only “handing the revolver” to the Assad regime, but also helping to pull the trigger.
As Russian jets took part in what rebels called the “scorched earth bombing” of Aleppo, Western powers charged Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, with deliberately undermining peace talks and flouting its historic responsibilities to the United Nations.
The almost complete rupture of relations between Russia and the Western powers played out in angry scenes at the UN’s New York headquarters, where Britain, France and the US openly condemned Russia as “an international pariah”.A joint statement on Syria was issued by the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union.
Update: 29/9/16 Today an article in the Daily Mail described how a horrific range of weapons is turning Aleppo into a slaughterhouse. Please click on link.