5 September 2013, 03:57

"Attack on Russian Embassy in Damascus Barbaric Act" - Moscow

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The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation has condemned, as a "barbaric act", the shelling on Wednesday of the Russian Embassy in Damascus.

Lebanese and Syrian diplomats had said that a mortar shell, launched by Syrian rebels, landed close to the Russian Embassy building on Wednesday.

"The Russian side once again reiterates its call to those who can influence Syrian militants to exert their influence so that such barbaric acts cease," a representative of the Foreign Ministry's press service told RIA Novosti.

"The embassy continues to operate as normal. There are no casualties among the embassy staff," the representative said.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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