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    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that if the US launches a direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, it will lead to terrible, tectonic shifts not only on the territory of this country but also in the region in general.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A direct US aggression against the Damascus authorities and the Syrian army will lead to "tectonic shifts" and "power vacuum" in the entire Middle East region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

    "My task is to explain why it is so important to remain in line with agreements. If the US launches a direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, it will lead to terrible, tectonic shifts not only on the territory of this country but also in the region in general," Zakharova said during a talk show, which is to be broadcast fully later on Saturday by the TV Tsentr channel.

    A regime change would lead to the power vacuum in Syria, which would be filled not with the so-called moderate opposition but rather with "terrorists of all sorts," she added.


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