"Unfortunately, even after our concert in Palmyra it was destroyed further more. This is the tragic truth about our times. The huge responsibility of presidents, heads of states, of international organizations … is to stop this divide and come together. Otherwise, we will see much more frightening scenarios," Gergiev said.
The famous musician called the destruction of the ancient city "frightening."
"Two thousand years it is there and then… very developed countries, very cultured, very educated, [with] the huge technological progress in our hands, and then we allow this to happen," Gergiev said.
Palmyra's monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The terrorist occupation has caused severe damage to Palmyra's many iconic ancient buildings, including two 2,000-year-old temples and an arch.