On September 19, a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the Aleppo province came under fire. As a result, 18 of 31 trucks were destroyed and at least 21 individuals were killed. The attack, whose orchestrators have not been determined, aroused a strong international reaction.
Russia knows who is really behind the attack on the UN humanitarian convoy near Aleppo, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. It is one of the terrorist groups, he added.
The Russian Defense Ministry denies UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's allegations of Moscow's involvement in the attack on a UN humanitarian convoy in Syrian Aleppo, the ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday calling the accusations "a storm in a glass of muddy London water".
Russia is waiting for the results of the UN independent commission’s investigation of an attack on a humanitarian convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
The September 19 attack on a UN humanitarian convoy in Aleppo was "a well-prepared hoax", according to a group of independent military experts attached to the International Syria Support Group (ISSG).
A UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) analyses confirmed that an airstrike had led to destruction of the UN humanitarian convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on September 19, an UNOSAT research adviser said Wednesday.
The US Central Intelligence Service stands behind the targeting of the UN humanitarian convoy near Aleppo, according to the statement of Syria's Defense Ministry.
Russia will demand a rigorous investigation into the attack on a UN aid convoy near Aleppo.
On Monday an attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy was attacked in Syria. The convoy was carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo Province. The attacks killed 20 civilians, an aid worker and destroyed 18 trucks.
For objective probe in incident with attack on UN humanitarian convoy in Syria it is necessary to find and examine ammunition used to hit the convoy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Joe Dunford stated that Russia is responsible for the destruction of a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) humanitarian convoy in Aleppo while admitting that he did not know who carried out the attack.
Commenting on the recent attacks in Syria and the subsequent US rhetoric, Russian political analyst Sergei Sudakov told Radio Sputnik that each US institution is playing its own game in the country.
In an interview with Associated Press news Agency Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected claims that Syrian or Russian forces were behind the attack on the humanitarian convoy near Aleppo.
Commenting on Monday's attack on the humanitarian convoy in Syria, both Russian experts and representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, who escorted the convoy, agree that it was a provocation. Russian experts suggest it was aimed at distracting attention from an earlier attack on Syrian army positions by the US-led coalition.
Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he would not speculate on who was to blame for the deadly attack on UN aid convoy in Syria.
The US Defense Department has refuted Russia’s accusations of US-led coalition drone flying over Syria’s Aleppo where an aid convoy was attacked, Pentagon spokesman Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway told Sputnik on Wednesday.
US-led coalition's 'Predator' attack drone was spotted around Urum al-Kubra at the time of attack on the UN convoy, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Wednesday.
The Syrian Arab Air Force cannot carry out operations after daylight hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that it is too early to assign blame for the airstrike on an aid convoy in the Syrian city of Aleppo as the facts are yet to be established.
The White House has publicly accused the Russian military of being behind Monday's bombing of a humanitarian convoy in Syria.
An attack that hit the UN aid convoy en route to Syria's Aleppo may be regarded as a war crime if investigation proves its intentional character, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said on Tuesday.