The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice over the day, Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.
”At 13:00 and 13:19 [Moscow time] on December 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by terrorists. One mine, which, fortunately, did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the compound of the Russian diplomatic mission`s administrative buildings,” the ministry said in a comment, TASS wrote.
”The second mine fell in the close vicinity to its territory. Combat engineers have been involved in defusing unexploded ordnance,” the comment said.
The ministry also stated that there is still a real threat to the Russian embassy in Damascus and its personnel from terrorist groups.
”We have to state that there remains a real threat to the embassy in Russia and its employees from the terrorist groups entrenched in Damascus suburbs,” the Foreign Ministry said.