The Russian Embassy in the United States to strengthen security measures due to threats of extremists to hold a protest in connection with the bombing of Russian HQs of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Russian citizens advised not to visit public places.
Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy Yuriy Melnyk told RIA Novosti: “We have strengthened our own security… we Recommend Russian citizens to refrain from places of a mass congestion of people, to be vigilant and follow the advice of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation”. He added that the recommendations of the Russian foreign Ministry posted on the website of the Embassy.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry reported on the calls of several organizations, including Islamic ones, to hold on September 30 in conjunction with the Friday prayers of a so-called “global day of rage and protest” against a new round of fighting in Aleppo.
With a call to hold a “Day of anger” was organized by the organization “international Union of Muslim scholars”. The Secretary-General of the Union Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the spiritual leaders of the “Muslim brotherhood” urged “to show support for the Aleppo, and destroyed the Nazi regime and its allies, while the world sits idly by”.
From 19 September in Syria expired cease-fire. The Russian side announced that the United States of its obligations under the disengagement opposition from terrorist groups, particularly in Aleppo. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin stated that Russia and Syria are being bombed there areas where a dominant position among the dozens of groups occupied by the terrorists “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia).
The Syrian military also said that the Syrian air force did not attack any civilian targets or related civilian infrastructure.
As stated earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to restore the ceasefire in Syria is possible only with honest collaboration, when all are to fulfill the armistice agreement, and not to put forward unilateral demands someone to make a “goodwill gesture” in the hope that it will pay off later.