The Russian embassy in Damascus has come under mortar fire, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
“On October 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was attacked with two mortars by terrorists. The shelling was conducted from the Jobar area controlled by anti-government forces.”
There are no casualties as the result of the shelling conducted from area in Damascus controlled by anti-Assad forces. The embassy sustained only material damage, the ministry said in a statement.
“One of the mines exploded near the main entrance of the embassy’s building, the second detonated outside the fence of the embassy. Luckily there were no casualties.” The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemns “one more terrorist attack against the Russian diplomatic mission”.
“Moscow will monitor the international response to this crime. Such reaction is a kind of a test, indicating which of our [foreign] partners in fact reject terrorism, and who justifies terrorists’ actions… We demand the implementation of anti-terror resolutions of the UN Security Council and the cessation of arms supplies to terrorists and their financing.”
Russia will continue its fight against terrorists in Syria, the ministry’s statement concluded.