The Russian Embassy in the capital of Syria, Damascus, was shelled twice on Wednesday, December 28.
“On December 28, at 13:00 and 13:19 (Moscow time) the Russian Embassy in Syria was under terrorist fire again. One mine, which, by happy coincidence, did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the Russian embassy. The second fell just near its territory. Specialists were involved in mine neutralization,” stated in the Information Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Foreign Ministry considers the incident as “another provocation of extremists who oppose the peaceful settlement in Syria, which is a confirmation of their intention to continue to sow terror and violence, to maintain an atmosphere of fear among civilians in the Syrian capital, causing vile blows from their secret hideouts under the cover of ‘human shields'”.
The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation believes that the recurring attacks on the Russian embassy in Damascus should receive proper assessment, and be strongly condemned by all those who really opposes to the challenges and threats of terrorism.