UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a surprisingly sharp and emotional indictment of Moscow, stating that the slaughterhouse is more humane than Russia’s actions in Syria.
Russia and the Assad regime “know that they commit war crimes,” said Ban Ki-moon.
“This morning, we saw reports of attacks on two hospitals in Aleppo… Let us be clear. Those using ever more destructive weapons know exactly what they are doing. They know they are committing war crimes.“
“Imagine the destruction. People with limbs blown off. Children in terrible pain with no relief,” he said. “Imagine a slaughterhouse. This is worse.”
Ban Ki-moon also said that the war led to the escape and the death of 95% of medics in Aleppo, where more than 250,000 civilians were in blockade.
“This is a war against doctors,” said the UN secretary general.
Only 30 doctors left in the besieged Aleppo, but they are not physically able to cope with an endless stream of wounded, pulled away from the rubble of bombed houses.
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