MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Johnson blasted Moscow for its actions in Syria and urged people to protest outside the Russian Embassy in London. The minister also called on anti-war groups to picket the Russian Embassy in the city.
"Apparently, Boris Johnson has moved from words to actions and used a weapon, with which he threatened Russia — embarrassment. We find it embarrassing," Zakharova told RIA Novosti.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with opposition factions and Islamist terrorist groups such as Daesh and the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front, now known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, fighting the Syrian army. Both organizations are banned in many countries worldwide, including Russia.
Russia has been conducting an anti-terror campaign in the Arab country since September 2015 at Syrian President Bashar Assad's request.