Moscow has requested a briefing to the UN security Council in connection with the U.S. actions in Mosul
MOSCOW, 27 Mar — RIA Novosti. Moscow had requested a special briefing at the UN security Council in connection with the U.S. actions in Iraq’s Mosul, which killed civilians, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
Earlier, the international coalition led by USA against terrorist group “Islamic state”* began investigating reports of civilian casualties.
People were killed in the air strikes on March 17 in the area West of Mosul. The press service of the coalition is not directly confirmed the information to the media about the death of civilians. The release of the press service noted that the “check messages” on the matter.
“Today, the Security Council has requested a special briefing. I don’t think the Security Council would have one voice to speak about what happened. But, nevertheless, we ask questions, your calls will sound and will of course keep the situation under tight control,” Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano.
This week Iraqi media reported that the victims of the bombing West of Mosul began at least two hundred people. The airstrikes cause the force of the international coalition led by the US, which carried out an operation against the terrorist group “Islamic state.”*
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia