Pyotr Ilyichev becomes acting Permanent Representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
MOSCOW, October 20 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Saturday that the terrorist act in Lebanon, where eight people died in the car bomb explosion on Friday, demonstrated the urgent need to stop the destructive forces that attempt to plunge the Middle East in chaos.
"We express condolences to the families of the victims of the mean crime and wish the injured people to recover," the ministry said in its statement. "We strongly condemn the barbarian terrorist act. The perpetrators and the masterminders must be found and punished."
Moscow affirms its solidarity with Lebanon and firm support for its sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and stability based on the inter-Lebanon dialogue, with the interests of all the public, political and religious groups taken into consideration.
"What happened once again demonstrated the urgent need to stop the destructive forces attempting to plunge the Middle East in chaos, sow the seeds of hatred between neighbours in the region and representatives of various religious communities existing there side by side for centuries," the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
On October 19, a car bomb was set off in the mostly Christian district of Ashrafiya in central Beirut. According to media reports, the explosion killed eight people and injured about 100, including several children. Among the killed people is chief of the interior security forces' intelligence service Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan.