Interfax: Russian Foreign Ministry: UNSC’s inability to condemn attack of terrorists on Russian embassy to Syria encourages them to new attacks

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MOSCOW. Aug 4 (Interfax) – The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of blocking Russia’s suggestion to condemn shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus, saying that it encourages terrorists to new attacks.

“The most outrageous thing is that the Security Council’s inability to condemn terrorists’ actions encourages them to new provocations and attacks, makes them feel impunity,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement over the blocking of UNSC’s press statement condemning attacks on the Russian embassy in Damascus by some countries.

“We would not want these barbarians to become convinced that someone in the Security Council is siding with them,” the statement said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that the territory of the Russian embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire from the positions of terrorists from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, and Faylaq al-Rahman groups for the third time this month on August 2.

However, diplomatic representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Ukraine in the UNSC have on three occasions blocked Russia’s suggestion on adopting a brief standard press statement draft condemning terror attacks on the Russian diplomatic mission, the ministry said.