Recall, the hospital "Doctors without Borders" in Afghan Kunduz on October 3 was attacked "by mistake" (as the White House representative Ernest put it) with US Air Force planes. As a result of the raid, 22 people died, part of the building was destroyed.
“The Ministry of Defense believes it is important to respond to the consequences of the tragic incident at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. One of the steps that the ministry can take in this direction is consolatory payments to civilians who have not taken part in hostilities and wounded (as a result of the strike), as well as to families who died as a result of US military operations ", - said Cook, without specifying the size of the estimated payments.
He noted that the amounts will be determined later. "If necessary, the administration (US) will require additional powers for this in Congress," said Cook, hinting at quite decent payouts.
However, the wording “consolatory payments” instead of “compensation” means that Washington has not officially acknowledged its guilt in the deaths of civilians.