The Russian Embassy in Damascus on Monday, October 3, was subjected to mortar shelling, which was conducted from the suburbs of the Syrian capital Jobar, controlled by the terrorist groups of “Jabhat Fatah al-sham” (formerly “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, banned in Russia) and “Falak ar-Rahman”. This is stated in the message the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
According to authorities, one of the mines exploded in the Embassy district near the residential complex. “Only by chance, one of our Embassy staff were not injured,” – said the foreign Ministry. The diplomatic representation of material damage. Two mines exploded near the Embassy.
“In Moscow resolutely condemn this terrorist crime. Once again they created a serious danger to the life and work of Russian diplomats in Syria, violated basic norms of international law”, – stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
The Ministry is considering the shelling of the Embassy and as a “consequence of the actions of those who, like the US and some its allies, provoking the continuation of the bloody conflict in Syria, flirting with the militants and extremists of various stripes”.
“We are convinced that the response to provocative actions of criminals should be coordinated anti-terror efforts of the international community”, – noted in comments. As assured in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Moscow to eliminate the terrorist threat, the return of peace and security to Syria will take all necessary actions.
We will remind, on the eve of the United States announced the termination of talks with Russia on resolving the situation in Syria. As explained in the state Department, the reason for the decision was the failure of Russia’s obligations under the bilateral agreement on cease-fire in Syria. In Moscow has sharply criticized the move of Washington.
The building of the Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus is not the first time under rocket attack. So, in October of last year on the territory of the diplomatic mission dropped two mines. The building was damaged, nobody was hurt.