[ Ed. note – According to the description posted with the video above, “two Russian medical specialists were killed” when terrorists shelled a mobile military hospital. The article below, posted probably earlier than the video, reports that one of the medics killed was a woman.
Meanwhile, a showdown of sorts took place today at the UN Security Council as both Russia and China vetoed a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo. You can go here, if you have the time and inclination, to watch an hour and thirty-one minute video of the debate. Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Egypt, New Zeland and Spain were “shamelessly pressured” by the West into introducing the measure in the Security Council.
RT reports that 11 Security Council Members voted in favor of the measure, with Russia, China, and Venezuela voting against and Russia and China casting vetoes. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov articulated the obvious when he said that the ceasefire “would surely be used for regrouping and rearming the extremists and would slow down the liberation of eastern Aleppo from them.”
Lavrov also has announced that talks between himself and John Kerry on the withdrawal of militants from Eastern Aleppo are slated to begin Tuesday. He said the talks will attempt to establish concrete routes and the timing of withdrawal, and that any groups refusing to leave would then be treated by Russia as terrorists. ]
A Russian female army medic was killed in a hospital shelling by militants of the opposition forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo while two other medics were wounded, Igor Konashenkov,Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General states today.
‘Today, from 12:21 to 12:30 Moscow time, the medical center of the Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital was subjected to the militants’ artillery fire while receiving local residents. As a mine directly hit the hospital’s reception department, one Russian female medic was killed. Two other medics were heavily wounded. Local residents who had come to visit the doctors were also hurt,’ pointed out the spokesman.
The militants who shelled a hospital in Aleppo had been aware of its exact location, TASS reports.
‘No doubt, the opposition’s gunmen carried out the shelling. We understand where the militants got the precise data and coordinates of the reception of the Russian hospital at the moment when it began working,’ added Konashenkov.