On Thursday, December 15, protests are being held in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine over the alleged war crimes against the civilian population of the Syrian city of Aleppo that had been captured onTuesday by the regime forces supported by Russia.
Dozens of Ukrainians have gathered together with anti-war slogans on Povitrianoflotsky Avenue near the Russian diplomatic mission building.
By holding this rally, the Ukrainians are joining the worldwide protests over brutal violence against civilians in Aleppo, committed by Syria's Bashar al-Assad's regime, its allies and Russia, patronising them in hostilities of civil war that has already claimed at least 250,000 lives.
"Russia and Syria's government forces must immediately stop assaulting the civilian population - airstrikes, prohibited chemical weapons and other means of mass demolition, extrajudicial killings and tortures, as well as besieging of uncontrolled districts of Aleppo and other Syrian cities," the Kyiv protesters claim on the event Facebook page.
Also, the Ukrainian protesters are calling on the United States and the EU to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over the war crimes in Syria, and also ensure safety and decent conditions for civilians in war-torn Syria. They also want the Ukrainian parliament to express solidarity with the Syrian people and to condemn atrocities committed by the hostile sides of the war, including Russia and the Damascus regime.
As reported previously, by December 14, the Syrian government forces and its allies supported by Russia, had finished assault operation on retaking the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo. According to the witness reports, the Syrian military had slaughtered at least 80 civilians of the devastated urban warfare zone over suspicion of loyalty to rebels and amid looting the captured city blocks.
Also, the Russian air forces are condemned by the international community as committing war crimes and crimes against humanity by performing indiscriminate bombardments of heavily populated city blocks and destroying the city's medical infrastructure and cutting humanitarian and food routes to ensure surrender of the surrounded rebel enclave.
According to UN, hundreds of civilians were killed because of Russian and Syrian carpet bombings and airstrikes in Syria, together with orchestrating a dire humanitarian situation.
Source: Ukraie Today