UN Security Council condemns shelling of Russian Embassy in Damascus


russian-embassy-damascus-shelled4-siNEW YORK (Armenpress) — The United Nations (UN) Security Council condemned Friday’s shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus citing the principle of inviolability of diplomatic missions outlined in the Vienna conventions, TASS reported.

In the statement adopted on Saturday, UN Security Council members noted the inadmissibility of such incidents.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, terrorists fired two mortar shells at the Russian Embassy in Damascus on October 28. One shell exploded near the entrance to the diplomatic mission. No one was injured, but material damage has been inflicted on the building, and four cars were damaged as well.

The attack came from the Jobar district which remains under control of anti-government forces. Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow hopes to see appropriate international reaction to the incident.