The evening of 2 August, the militants fired mortar shells the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Two mortar shells exploded on the territory of the mission, two more – in the immediate vicinity. There were no casualties, but one of the buildings sustained minor damage.
«I would like to reiterate that Russia has repeatedly drawn attention to the barbaric nature of the attacks, the terrorists who on a regular basis subjected to residential areas of the densely populated Damascus and other Syrian cities. Their victims regularly become peaceful citizens», — stated in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia.
«I hope that the moral and ethical standards of our colleagues from several Western countries in the UN Security Council will help to give a proper public assessment of this criminal action. In turn confirm that the principled and consistent line of Russia in the uncompromising fight against the terrorists in Syria will continue,» — said in a statement.
RIA Novosti reminds that the Russian Embassy in Damascus has regularly come under attacks of fighters. On July 24-25, several shells fell on the perimeter of the Embassy. Another attempt of attack recorded on 16 July. The fire was coming from the territory of the district Dzhobar controlled groups «Hayat Tahrir al-sham» and «Falak ar-Rahman».