Turkey on Tuesday denounced Russia’s “barbaric” bombing campaign in neigboring Syria which it said had killed civilians.
“Those vile, cruel and barbaric planes have made close to 8,000 sorties since September 30 without any discrimination between civilians and soldiers, or children and the elderly,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in parliament.
But Moscow denied that Russia is bombing hospitals in northern Syria. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday called such reports “unsubstantiated accusations.”
“We categorically reject and do not accept such statements,” he said when asked whether Russian planes bombed hospitals in Syria, including one supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), adding that those making such allegations are “unable to prove in any way their unsubstantiated accusations.”