The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of “barbarism” over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Samantha Power said Russia had told the council outright lies about its conduct in Syria.
She said Russia and the Syrian regime were “laying waste to what is left of an iconic Middle Eastern city”. Russia said Syrian forces were trying to remove terrorists from Aleppo while harming as few citizens as possible.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin did not say Russian forces were involved. But he said that bringing peace to Syria was “almost an impossible task now.” He also accused opposition armed groups of sabotaging the ceasefire.(BBC,2016)