Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov
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The official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov responded to the accusations of the foreign Minister of Britain, the attack on the humanitarian convoy to Aleppo in September. Russian aircraft in the area of the convoy was not, he said
The allegations made by British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Russia about the attack on the humanitarian convoy in Aleppo September 19 are “Russophobic hysteria”, said the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
“No Russian planes in the area to find the convoy in Aleppo was not. It’s a fact” — he said (quoted by “Interfax”). Johnson’s statement is in line with “Russophobic hysteria, regularly injected by individual members of the British establishment,” the General added.
Konashenkov also drew attention to the fact that the head of the foreign office is trying to blame Russia in attack on convoy “after examining some in the “free” satellite photos”. “Mr. Johnson, can you open this “open access” and will show these pictures to anyone else?” — said the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Only the Ministry of defence has published a video of a part of a humanitarian convoy unknown mortar of large caliber. “Do you have his pictures or send them to your “open access”? You voiced all the alleged “evidence” will not cost a penny, if someone really open to them,” — said Konashenkov.
According to the General, “with the actual data of objective control of the air situation in the area of Aleppo on the evening of September 19, we know the exact cause of the withering of interest in this topic from the American colleagues.”
The General also noted that from 20 September, the Russian side is watching “is the third wave of accusations of alleged Russian involvement in the destruction of a humanitarian convoy”.
“Every time along with formulaic spells hear the testimony “witness volunteers” who turned out to be militants EN-nurowski group (terrorist group “Jabhat an-Nusra”, banned in Russia. — RBC), and then about some of the available us intelligence “indisputable evidence” that soon personally disavowed in the us Congress, the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army General Dunford”, — said Konashenkov.
The British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that “all available sources indicate the responsibility of Russia in this crime”, referring to the attack on the humanitarian convoy to Aleppo. In addition, he stressedthat if Russia “will continue to act in the same spirit,” she “faces the danger of becoming a pariah state”.