The Russian foreign Ministry
The statement of the head of the state Department John Kerry, who called to investigate the actions of Russia and Syria as a war crime, is propaganda and an attempt to divert attention from the failure of the truce in Syria. This statement was made official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with TV channel “Rain”.
The statement, Kerry called it propaganda. In her opinion, for terminology, in his words, “there are very serious legal consequences”. “And I think that Kerry was using all these terms from the point of view to escalate the situation. If it comes to war crimes, us officials should start with Iraq. And then go to Libya, in Yemen — to understand what is out there,” she said.
Zakharov stressed that “these words to juggle very dangerous, because behind American representatives really are war crimes.” In her opinion, the statement of Kerry is because Washington “failed” their obligations under the agreements on the truce in Syria.
On Friday, Kerry said that the actions of the Syrian government forces and the Russian military must be investigated as war crimes. Such statements the Secretary of state made before the meeting with the foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault. “Russia and the Assad regime, the world needs more than explanations for why they continue to launch attacks on hospitals, medical institutions, and women and children,” said Kerry.