The Russian Foreign Ministry is demanding “explanations” from Israel, of reports that its Air Force bombed several targets near Damascus, including targets near the Damascus international airport.
Moscow sent an official letter of complaint to UN Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon, condemning “Israeli aggression” and urging that such actions be curbed in the future.
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A statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website reads: “Moscow is gravely concerned about this dangerous turn of events, the circumstances of which require explanations. In any case, there is no doubt that the use of force in international affairs is unacceptable and deserves to be condemned.”
“It is important not to allow further destabilization of the already tense situation in Syria and the Middle East region as a whole, ” the statement adds.