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MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. Russia’s embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
"The embassy was shelled presumably from the Jobar district controlled by illegal armed groups," he said. "One mine went off 15 meters off the main entrance gate of our diplomatic mission. Another mine broke through the outer wall and hit an office in the embassy building."
"Luckily, no one was hurt. The building was damaged," he said.
The ministry considers the shelling a terrorist attack against the diplomatic mission. "We reiterate our solidarity with the Syrian authorities in their efforts to rebuff the terrorist threat in Syria," the diplomat said.
"We call on the international community to respond to this terrorist attack against the Russian diplomatic mission. We urge all parties enjoying influence on extremists in Syria to demand they immediately stop such actions," he said.