Glazunov explained that the operation to free the second largest city in Iraq, home to around 1.5 million people, consists mainly of urban combat.
"Military aircraft usually do not take part in urban combat since it is hard to tell ally from an enemy," he said. "But Americans couldn't care less about these things. … For Washington, there are US citizens and all the rest who present no interest to the US."
Russia's operation in Syria, including Aleppo, he added, shows that Moscow is making every effort to protect civilians.
Earlier on Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force have refrained from conducting airstrikes in a 10-km (six-mile) zone around Aleppo. In addition, Moscow and Damascus have encouraged civilians and unarmed militants to leave the second largest Syrian city through eight humanitarian corridors.
"Americans don't care. Mosul is not a US city. Americans have always handled civilian casualties without gloves," Glazunov lamented. "The key goal for Americans is to carry out a mission with minimal American losses. They don't care about the rest."
The analyst pointed to other military operations carried out by the US in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia.
"Take Vietnam, for instance, where they used napalm and carried out carpet bombings. They don't care how many people die in the process as long as the mission is accomplished," he said. "They have always gotten away with it. Not a single investigation has been conducted."
On Wednesday, Neil Sammonds, an Amnesty International researcher, told Sputnik that Washington "does not appear to be making enough of an effort to assess the site that it is going to hit, whether there are civilians in the area." In some cases, the US military appears to have targeted certain areas without "a clear military objective" or "perhaps as a result of inadequate intelligence."