An urgent UN Security Council meeting on Syria was summoned to conduct an "information attack against Russia." This is a typical scenario the United States uses when the situation does not responds to its interests, Russian senator Franz Klintsevich said.
Earlier on Sunday, France, Britain and the US called for an emergency UNSC meeting to address the escalating violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier that Aleppo had faced the most intense airstrikes since the start of the Syrian conflict, expressing dismay at the situation and the fate of civilians trapped in the city.
"A UNSC meeting on Syria initiated by Britain, France and the US is an attempt to shift responsibility for failures in the implementation of a Russia-US agreement on Syria," Klintsevich told RIA Novosti.
He noted that the situation deteriorated after the US-led international coalition attacked Syrian forces. This incident intensified terrorists’ activity.
"What is more, Washington has done nothing to separate areas controlled by Daesh, al-Nusra Front and opposition forces and to separate rebel fighters from terrorists," the lawmaker added.
"This is another information attack against Russia. The US always does this when the situation is out of Washington’s control. Of course, this meeting will not be positive for building Russia-US cooperation on Syria," Klintsevich said.
However, he added that it would be premature to say that the agreement is a failure but there are numerous violations of the deal.
In a written statement for the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Russia and Iran would become "accomplices in war crimes" if they continued to prolong the war in Syria. In particular, the minister referred to the recent bombings in Aleppo, which killed scores of people.
Russian UN Envoy Vitaly Churkin said during the UNSC meeting on Syria that the members of the US-led coalition have failed to announce the results of an investigation into the death of over hundred of civilians in Syria's Manbij as a result of strikes.
"It was reported that French aircraft bombed this city. But neither French colleagues, nor American leaders of the coalition have failed to announce the results of this investigation for two months," Churkin said.
Allegations about civil casualties as a result of airstrikes in eastern Aleppo is part of an information war aimed at demonizing the Syrian Army and its allies, representatives of the city’s militia forces told RIA Novosti.
"Terrorists are in a difficult situation and they’re making up stories about women and children killed in airstrikes. This is nothing but an information war aimed at setting the West against our army and the Russians," they said.
Earlier, Syrian Brigadier General Samir Suleiman told Sputnik that the Syrian Air Force never attacked a civil target. The Syrian Army attacks only military goals and terrorist groups and always conducts intelligence before an attack.
The so-called "moderate" rebels turned off the water to 1.5 million civilians living in West Aleppo in retaliation for a Syrian Army airstrike on East Aleppo that allegedly left 250,000 residents without water setting the stage for an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.
Last night’s airstrikes according to early reporting by the United Nations left 115 dead as hostilities have intensified following the collapse of the ceasefire earlier this week resulting in large part from a US-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian Army base in Deir Ez-Zor that left 62 dead and hundreds injured "paving the way" for a major offensive by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists and over 300 ceasefire violations by the rebels.
"Then in retaliation for that attack a nearby pumping station that pumps water to the entire western part of the city – upwards to 1.5 million people – was deliberately switched off," said Dwyer.
An unnamed Syrian military official quoted by state TV said government forces killed many insurgents in Handarat, and that experts are removing explosives from the area. The camp, which is almost empty and largely destroyed, has seen intense fighting and bombardment in recent years, and changed hands multiple times.
The escalation comes as diplomats in New York have failed to salvage a U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire that lasted nearly a week. Moscow is a key ally of Assad's government, while Washington supports the opposition.