Russia on Tuesday rejected accusations that its forces were responsible for deadly airstrikes on hospitals in northern Syria.
The United Nations said the attacks Monday on medical facilities and schools killed nearly 50 civilians, including children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in Syria, said the airstrikes were believed to have been carried out by Russian jets.
But Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, rejected the accusations and said the Syrian government should be the source of information about who was responsible.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "such attacks are a blatant violation of international laws," according to his spokesman.