The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the report of the human rights organization Amnesty International, which accused Russia of war crimes in Syria, said that the Kremlin «has no information about such possible incidents or about the credibility of these allegations», reports «Interfax».
In this regard, Peskov stressed that other reaction in the Kremlin not.
Earlier Wednesday, the international human rights organization Amnesty International published a report on the consequences of the Russian military operation in Syria. The report provides data on the Russian military violations of international law and argues that as a result of the strikes of Russian aviation in Syria has killed hundreds of civilians and destroyed many residential neighborhoods.
In the report Amnesty International collected information on six air strikes, attributed to the Russian aviation, in HOMS, Idlib and Aleppo, held in September and November of this year. As a result of these attacks killed at least 200 civilians and 10 to 20 fighters of the rebel groups (not IG and not «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra»), it is stated in the document. It is also reported about two cases, when the attacks of the Russian air force was damaged mosque and field hospital.
The media leads the assessment that Russian military aircraft and helicopters applied to 80 beats a day in Syria. It is noted that Western analysts doubt the serious planning and precision attacks of this kind.
Moscow declares that careful planning of operations using unmanned surveillance aircraft and satellites. But Amnesty International, referring to the testimony of survivor witnesses, accused the Russian military is that they often incorrectly identify targets for the attacks resulted in the deaths of civilians. The organization requires an independent international investigation of war crimes of the Russian military in Syria.
Specifically, AI claims that on 7 October (when, according to the defense Ministry, the objects of the IG in Syria were fired cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian sea) in Darat ize (near Aleppo) as a result of powerful explosion the rocket was destroyed about 10 houses, killing five civilians. AI does not exclude that it was a Russian cruise missile. Locals say the explosion «like an earthquake» very different from the usual explosions of bombs.