Rus­sians’ hos­pi­tal strikes ‘a war crime’

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RUS­SIA’s bomb­ing of Syr­ian hospi­tals is un­doubt­edly a war crime, ex-in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment sec­re­tary An­drew Mitchell has claimed.

Moscow has de­nied be­ing re­spon­si­ble for an at­tack on a fa­cil­ity in Idlib prov­ince run by Medecins Sans Fron­tieres.

But Mr Mitchell ( above) claims Rus­sia is guilty of break­ing in­ter­na­tional laws.

He said: “It’s cer­tainly a war crime. The Rus­sian Air Force has now hit 30 hospi­tals in Syria of which only one is in an Is­lamic State area.

“Ev­ery­one knew this was a Medecins Sans Fron­tieres hos­pi­tal and un­doubt­edly this is a breach of the in­ter­na­tional law and the Rus­sians are guilty of that.”

But a spokesman for Rus­sian pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin de­nied the at­tacks.

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