Russia: Israeli airstrikes 'crude violation' of Syria's sovereignty
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova expressed “deep concern” about continued Israeli strikes in Syria.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova expressed her country's "deep concern" over the ongoing Israeli raids on Syrian territories.
In a comment posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website, Zakharova said the Israeli airstrikes are a "crude violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic and may trigger a sharper escalation of tension."
"Such measures create serious risks to international civilian air traffic, not to mention the fact that the continued attacks on Syrian military lead to the decrease of the Syrian armed forces' combat capabilities and adversely affect the effectiveness of efforts by Syrians and their allies to eliminate the terrorist presence in this country," she added.
Zakharova stressed her country's "consistent and resolute opposition to turning Syria into an armed confrontation between third countries," noting that "Moscow once again urges the Israeli side to refrain from such use of force."
Zakharova's position comes following repeated attacks by the Israeli occupation forces on Syrian sovereignty. Syrian anti-missile responded, Tuesday midnight/ Wednesday early morning, to rocket fire by Israeli air missiles from the direction of the southeast of Beirut, resulting in the martyrdom of one Syrian, and the injury of five others.
In parallel, Israeli media reported that sirens sounded as a result of the penetration of an anti-missile fired from Syria into the airspace of occupied Palestine
In response to the attacks, the Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement strongly condemning the "cowardly double Israeli aggression," which targeted the vicinity of the capital Damascus, from the direction of the Lebanese capital Beirut and from the occupied Syrian Golan.
On Wednesday, Israeli media reported that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was determined to respond to Israeli attacks, according to an Arab affairs commentator for the Israeli Channel 12.