The US Representative criticizes Russia: "It is barbarism"

While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to attack Aleppo, the UN Security Council was called to discuss the situation. The US Representative stated: "What Russia is sponsoring is not counter terrorism, it is barbarism."
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power criticized Russia, claiming that instead of promoting peace, the country is promoting war. "What Russia is sponsoring is not counter terrorism, it is barbarism," stated the US Representative. Russian Representative Vitaly Churkin didn't stay silent and responded, "Peace is almost an impossible task now."

The ministers of Britain and France agreed with Power and also criticized Russia's actions, claiming that Russia is guilty of war crimes.

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The UN's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura addressed the matter by stating that Assad's attacks are unprecedented. He claims that Assad's declaration to capture the city of Aleppo led to one of the most devastating weeks in the war that has been raging for five years.

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