LISTEN MP Andrew Mitchell compares Putin to Hitler over Aleppo bombing

Andrew Mitchell MP compares Russian actions in Syria to the Nazis in the 1930s

Syria (Getty)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Andrew Mitchell MP has condemned Russia for its actions in Syria, comparing Vladimir Putin and his forces to the Nazis in the 1930s. 

The MP for Sutton Coldfield and former Secretary of State for International Development had previously called for a no-fly zone over Syria after Russia vetoed a UN resolution for a ceasefire in eastern Aleppo. 

Speaking to James Whale, Mitchell didn't hold back.

He said: "The sense of unity across the British House of Commons is that what Russia is doing in Aleppo is completely intolerable. They are using their veto powers to protect themselves from accusations of war crimes.

"What I find worrying is that the way the Russians are behaving towards the United Nations, shredding international humanitarian law, is very similar to what happened to the League of Nations in the 1930s. The Germans and Italians pushed over the League, and international rules at the time were destroyed.

"The international community has been hobbled by the behaviour of Russia at the United Nations, but I don't think they can allow the Russians to carry on this way, and I think this came across in the Commons."