EU summit urges Russia to end violence in SyriaWorld October 21, 3:14
Merkel says EU will consider measures against Russia if Aleppo strikes remain intensiveWorld October 21, 3:12
UN Secretary General welcomes Russia’s unilateral pause in Aleppo bombingWorld October 21, 1:38
43 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 21, 1:33
Envoy says Donetsk Republic won’t agree to leave DebaltsevoWorld October 20, 21:42
IIHF chief Fasel: Appointing ex-Olympian as Russia’s sports minister an 'excellent choice'Sport October 20, 21:37
Militants in Aleppo are disrupting ceasefire and hindering evacuation, Lavrov tells KerryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:25
Three Russian officers injured in gunmen's precision fire in SyriaWorld October 20, 21:09
Hungary’s foreign minister: Agreement between US, Russia only way to solve Syrian crisisWorld October 20, 20:38
MOSCOW, September 20 /TASS/. The Russian Red Cross public charitable organization has been outraged by a rebel attack on a joint aid convoy sent by the United Nations and the Syrian Red Crescent Society near the city of Aleppo, Raisa Lukutsova, the Russian Red Cross head, said in an interview aired by the Govorit Moskva (This is Moscow) radio station.
"The entire Russian Red Cross and all our volunteers have been outraged by the recent attack on the international aid convoy. First of all, our organization would like to present its condolences to the Syrian Red Crescent Society. What happened to the relief convoy goes beyond is below any human moral. All this is arousing our concern and indignation," Lukutsova said.
Earlier, the New York-based United Nations headquarters received a report that a joint relief convoy sent by the United Nations and the Syrian Red Crescent Society had come under fire near Aleppo on September 19. There were human casualties. The AFP news agency said, referring to the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, that about 20 civilians and an employee of the Syrian Red Crescent Society had died from the shelling.
Later, the United Nations announced a halt in dispatching aid convoys into Syria for security problems. Syria’s Red Crescent Society also suspended its activities in Aleppo in a sign of protest against the shelling.
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that neither Russian nor Syrian warplanes had delivered air strikes at the U.N. humanitarian convoy in the southwestern part of Aleppo.