Lavrov: Moscow hopes that the perpetrators of the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Syria will be installed


MOSCOW, October 13. In Moscow hope that the perpetrators of the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus will be established and measures will be taken against such criminal acts. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, answering the question about the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus.

“Our Ambassador has confirmed the message about the shelling of the Embassy, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. – On the territory of the Russian Embassy in Damascus fell two mines – one on the Playground, the other on the roof of an apartment complex.” “Nobody suffered”, – he added.

“It’s obviously a terrorist act, intended to remove supporters of the fight against terror and not allow them to prevail in the fight against extremists, said the Minister. – We are now in cooperation with the Syrian authorities seek to establish the perpetrators of this attack”.

Still, Lavrov said, “it was known that the surroundings of Damascus influenced by ISIS and “Perhaps indusry”.

“And in the Metropolitan region actively until recently “worked” the so-called Army of Islam, which some media outlets tried to present as representatives of the moderate opposition, said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. But these “moderate opposition”, according to our statistics, and that is confirmed by international observers, most often involved in attacks on residential areas of Damascus, in presbytery trips as a result of which people perish”. “They also are periodically persecution, including those associated with the slaughter of religious minorities,” added the Minister.

“We hope that the perpetrators will be established and measures will be taken against such criminal acts”, – said Lavrov.

October 13, near the Russian Embassy in Damascus held a rally “in support of friendly to Russia”, which was attended by several thousand Syrians, reported news Agency SANA. “The demonstrators expressed gratitude to the Russian leadership for the provision of military aid to Syria to combat terrorism. They paid tribute to the soldiers of the Syrian army who sacrifice defending our Fatherland”, – said the Agency.

At the time of the campaign were fired at the Russian Embassy. Its territory fell two mines. First Secretary Embassy Eldar Kurbanov reported that “among the staff there were no injuries, suffered only material damage”.