“They were concerned about humanitarian aid, but I said I see no plans from the UK to provide direct humanitarian aid. I informed them what Russia was doing – 35 tons of food a day, supplies for two hospitals, capable of treating 450 people a day,” Yakovenko told RT in an interview straight after the talks. “All this talk of humanitarian problems in Aleppo should be supported by deeds.”
On Thursday, the UK’s Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon, said that “Aleppo is a tragedy of Russia’s making,” suggesting that the recapture of the city, supported by Russia’s Air Force, had a high human cost.
“Their position is not consistent,” Yakovenko, who has been in his post in London for almost six years, said of the MPs. “They are emphasizing the humanitarian point of view, but the eastern part of Aleppo was held hostage by the terrorists, and hundreds, maybe thousands were killed, and I hope now these atrocities are in the past.”