"In the evening on September 19, exactly in the area [where the UN humanitarian convoy was] at an altitude of 3,600 meters was a US-led-coalition UAV flying at a speed of 200kmph," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
According to Konashenkov, "the aircraft was by identified by Russia's air surveillance system as a Predator-type UAV."
"This aircraft appeared in the Urum al-Kubra area several minute prior to the attack on the convoy and left the area about 30 minutes later," Konashenkov stressed, questioning the purpose of the Predator's mission.
Russian military informed the US Air Force representative that Russian aircraft were not present near Aleppo at the time of the attack on the UN humanitarian convoy, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Russian MoD also denied presense of Russian aircraft near Urum al-Kubra at the time of the attack.