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    Moscow Outraged by Attempts to Shift Blame for UN Convoy Attack on Damascus

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry is outraged by "flagrant attempts of some foreign backers of armed rebels and terrorists in Syria" to shift responsibility for the attack on the UN convoy in Aleppo on Moscow and Damascus.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Foreign Ministry categorically denied on Tuesday any involvement of Russian or Syrian combat aircraft in an recent attack on a UN humanitarian convoy in Syria.

    On Monday, the UN officials said that an aid convoy came under attack near the Syrian city of Aleppo and there were casualties. Earlier on Tuesday, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said that at least one humanitarian worker and around 20 civilians were killed in the attack.

    "The Russian military personnel based in Syria is investigating with the use of means of objective control the circumstances around the attack, which took place on September 19," the ministry said in statement.

    "We are stating with all responsibility that neither Russian or Syrian aircraft carried out airstrikes against the UN humanitarian aid convoy in south-western outskirts of Aleppo," the statement said.

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