"Let the unwillingness to show diplomatic solidarity with us remain on the conscience of these delegations. The most outrageous thing is that the inability of the Security Council to condemn the acts of terrorists encourages them to carry out new provocations and terrorist attacks, makes them feel impunity. These barbarians should not have the conviction that someone in the Security Council is at one with them," the ministry said.
The statement notes that it goes without saying that the attacks carried out by the Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front, outlawed in Russia), which is responsible for the shelling, have to be globally condemned, and that there should not be any ambiguity in the assessments of attacks against diplomatic missions.
"Nevertheless, for the third time this month, diplomatic representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Ukraine, in turns, changing the tune of their objections… have vetoed the Russian proposition to adopt a standard short project of the Security Council's press statement condemning the terrorist attacks on the Russian diplomatic mission in the Syrian capital," the ministry stressed.
On August 2, the Russian embassy compound in Damascus came under mortar fire from militants' positions. Two shells fell onto the territory of the Russian embassy, two more exploded in the immediate vicinity of the external perimeter of the mission. A Russian Foreign Ministry earlier statement said that no one was killed and slight damage was caused.
The shelling was carried out from positions of the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist group and Al-Rahman Legion (Faylaq Al-Rahman) armed opposition group.