Thee Russian Protection Ministry stated that what the US-led coalition has performed to Syria’s Raqqa is akin to the notorious Allied bombing of Dresden in world warfare two.
Russian Protection Ministry spokesman Main Basic Igor Konashenko stated “Raqqa has inherited the destiny of Dresden in 1945, wiped off the face of the earth by Anglo-American bombardments”
In a press release launched on Sunday, the ministry additionally accused the West of dashing to supply help to Raqqa to cowl up their very own crimes.
“What’s behind the frenzy by Western capitals to supply focused monetary assist solely to Raqqa?” Konashenko requested. “There’s just one clarification – the will to cowl up proof of the barbaric bombardments by the US air pressure and the coalition as quick as potential and to bury the 1000’s of civilians ‘liberated’ from Daesh within the ruins.”
Raqqa, which has served because the Syrian stronghold of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) since January 2014, was seized by the US-backed group Syrian Democratic Forces earlier this week. Some 80 p.c of residential buildings within the metropolis are estimated to have been rendered uninhabitable through the combating, which concerned huge bombardment by the US-led coalition’s airstrikes and artillery shelling.
“Raqqa remains to be smoldering after the bombardment by the worldwide coalition, and senior officers in Washington, Paris and Berlina are already pouring out pledges to allocate tens of hundreds of thousands of and euros for reconstruction,” Russian Protection Ministry Spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated Sunday.
He stated the intention to assist Raqqa residents was commendable, however Moscow couldn’t however surprise why beforehand all its calls to ship humanitarian help to different components of Syria had been ignored or rejected.
“We made a listing of cities and villages most in want and we didn’t distinguish between ‘dangerous’ and ‘good’ Syrians. However the reply from Washington, Berlin, Paris and London has at all times been the identical: we will’t, we gained’t,” the overall stated.
The change of coronary heart could point out that the US-led coalition merely needs to eliminate the proof of its “barbaric bombing” of Raqqa, which resulted in “1000’s of civilians, which [the coalition] claimed to be liberating kind ISIL, being buried underneath particles”.
“Raqqa’s destiny calls to thoughts that of Dresden in 1945, leveled by the US-British bombings,” Konashenkov added, referring to the controversial marketing campaign reaching a peak in February 1945, throughout which American and British bombers dropped over three,900 tons of bombs on the Nazi-controlled German metropolis, killing some 25,000 civilians and destroying a lot of its heart. The army necessity for such an motion was questioned by many individuals, whereas some, together with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, perceived its aim as terrorizing the German inhabitants.