EN|RU|UK
 World, Incidents
  7635

 Russian embassy in Syrian Damascus mortared

The Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria came under mortar shelling Oct. 3. No casualties are reported.

Censor.NET reports citing a statement of Russian Foreign Ministry via TASS news agency.

"On Oct. 3, the Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus came under a mortar attack. One of the shells crashed on the embassy's territory near the residential compound. By sheer coincidence, none of the embassy staff was hurt. The building suffered damage. Two shells exploded near the embassy," the statement reads.

Read more: Russia's air strikes left Aleppo 'without water'

The mortar attack on the Russian embassy in Syria is a result of flirtation with militants, and Moscow has been doing its utmost to eliminate the terrorist threat in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"We regard the shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus as a consequence following actions by those who, like the United States and some of its allies, provoke continuation of the bloody conflict in Syria by flirting with militants and extremists of all sorts," the Russian Foreign Ministry claimed.

Read more: US to ponder more sanctions against Russia over Syria

"According to available information, the attack was from a suburb controlled by terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman," the ministry explained.

Moscow is certain that the international community should present a common front in response to provocative criminal actions.

"We will be taking all necessary actions for the sake of eliminating the terrorist threat and restoring peace and security at Syrian soil," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.

Watch more: Syrian rebels claim they destroyed Russian helicopter. VIDEO
 
 
 
 up