Moscow Condemns Israel’s Violation of Syrian Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity in Wake of Attacks

Middle East

On Wednesday morning, the Israeli Air Force reported carrying out multiple attacks inside Syrian territory, attacking dozens of military targets allegedly containing ‘Iranian’ and Syrian forces.

Israel’s attacks against Syria are a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and only serve to escalate tensions in the region, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

“Recently, the intensity of Israeli rocket and bomb attacks on Syrian territory have increased sharply…This development evokes the most serious concern and opposition in Moscow. We consider it critically important to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and other states in the region,” the foreign ministry said.

“In the meantime, Israel’s actions only add to tensions and strength the potential for conflict around Syria, and run counter to efforts to normalise the situation, achieve stability in Syria, and see a political settlement reached in this country,” the ministry added.

Air Attacks

On Wednesday morning, Syrian media reported that the country’s air defences had detected and destroyed multiple hostile missiles approaching Damascus starting at around 1:30 am local time. Approximately 20 blasts were reported to have taken place in quick succession. Later, social media footage showed the operation of local air defences against attacking missiles, as well as fires burning on the…

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