UN chief condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday strongly condemned the shelling of the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus, underlining the importance of holding the perpetrators accountable.In a statement issued here by his spokesperson, Ban extended his deep condolences to the family of the victim and to the government of the Russian Federation, and extended his sympathy to those injured and wished them a swift recovery, Xinhua reported.
As the violence in Syria causes growing levels of suffering and destruction, the Secretary-General reiterates his appeal to all Syrian, regional and international actors to show vision and leadership and act in concert towards a political solution of the conflict, said the statement.
The pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported that four mortar shells landed during the attack on Thursday, with one striking the embassy, while three landed in the vicinity of the embassy. The shelling has killed one and wounded nine people, including embassy personnel.