“We strongly condemn the criminal shelling of the Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus. We expect a clear position in connection with this terrorist act from all members of the international community, including regional parties. At the same time, we need not only words, but also concrete actions, ”the message from the RIA department shows. "News".
It is noted that the shelling from mortars at the Russian embassy "was carried out from the Dzhobar district, where anti-government militants were dug in."
"They do not consider themselves to be supporters of the Islamic State, but they have external sponsors who are responsible for providing the necessary influence on illegal armed groups," the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
It is worth noting that US State Department spokesman John Kirby did not comment on the shelling of the Russian embassy during the next briefing.
“I apologize, I have nothing about this,” he answered the relevant question.