The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson said he would like to see a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy in London. Such measures, he urged the United Kingdom filed to fight against Moscow’s actions in Syria. The head of the British foreign Ministry also called for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia, and referred to the supposedly irrefutable evidence of the involvement of our country to bomb the humanitarian convoy to Aleppo. The response of the Russian side has not kept itself waiting. The defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov called the statements of Johnson Russophobic hysteria.
“I would definitely like to see the demonstrators at the Russian Embassy,” said Boris Johnson during an extraordinary debate in the British Parliament on the situation in Syria. Recalling the incident of attack on a humanitarian convoy in the area of Aleppo, the Minister stressed that “all available evidence points to the responsibility of Russia and published satellite images leave no doubt that the blow on the convoy was struck from the air”.
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The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, in turn, spoke on his page on Facebook: “Apparently, Boris Johnson has moved from words to action and used the weapon that threatened Russia, is a shame. We really ashamed of him”. As the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that, according to the Vienna Convention, the UK is obliged to bear responsibility for the security of diplomatic missions on its territory.
Not everyone agreed with sharp attacks Johnson in the UK. “We have to take into account the safety of our Embassy in Moscow, when thinking about calling for demonstrations in London,” — said in an interview with radio bi-Bi-si, the former head of the Secret intelligence service of great Britain sir John Soars.
Speaking of satellite images, Boris Johnson probably had in mind common UN image showing the destruction in Aleppo. In particular, shows large craters along the road, which, according to experts, arose as a result of air strikes, not artillery or mortar fire. Recall that the humanitarian convoy of the UN and the Syrian red Crescent society was shot 19 September in the region of Aleppo.
“No Russian planes in the area to find the convoy in Aleppo was not. It’s a fact,” replied to the charges the British Minister, the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov. “Mr. Johnson, can you open this “open access” and will show these pictures to anyone else?” — he expressed doubts about the existence of satellite images that prove the guilt of Russia. Konashenkov added that the Russian defense Ministry released photos of presence in the humanitarian convoy to Aleppo unidentified 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”, — concluded the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Recall that soon after the attack on the humanitarian convoy, the official representative of Russian defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said, according to the Russian military Department, “in the period when the alleged were inflicted air strikes on the convoy’s” aircraft of the Russian Federation videoconferencing is not planned and did not cause any bumps in the village of Urum al-Kubra: “Therefore in this area was not at all.” According to Konashenkov, in the evening of the same day, during telephone conversations, the Russian representative of the command of the air group at the air base, “Hamim” was in detail informed the representative of command of the U.S. air force in the rank of Colonel”. Also, as reported then spouksmen the Russian Ministry of defense, the evening of 19 September in the area of the convoy “in the air, at an altitude of 3600 meters, and moving at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour, was striking the drone of the international coalition that took off from the Turkish airbase Incirlik. As said the representative of the defense Ministry, the drone was in the area where the convoy for a few minutes before the fire and left it after about 30 minutes. It should be noted that drones type Predator is able to direct ground attack, as well as to independently apply high-precision strikes on land targets.
About Moscow’s involvement in the attacks on the humanitarian convoy said earlier and the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff US Armed forces General Joseph Dunford. But the evidence of its approval will not name. “Two Russian aircraft were in the area when the incident occurred. I can’t accurately say that it was the Russians, but it was either the Russian or the Syrian regime,” — he said a few days after the impact. At the Senate hearings in a conversation with Senator Lindsey Graham, General Dunford on the question of whether Russia attacked a humanitarian convoy, said: “It was never proven, but, in my judgment, it must be done. They are definitely responsible.” Following this, the Pentagon chief Carter said: “the Russians are responsible for this attack, they caused it or not…” Logic, as can be seen, iron.
“Of course, the statement Boris Johnson is connected with the attack on Aleppo, with the support of the Russian air force — said in comments “MK” Professor of the chair of modern East Department of history, political science and law RSUH Kosach Grigorii. — In this act I do not see anything unexpected. This is another indication that pressure on Russia will only increase. I think that such a dramatic statement played the role of a well-known extravagance Boris Johnson. Perhaps from his point of view, all other means of pressure on Russia has been exhausted and it is necessary at least to demonstrate popular indignation.”
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