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UNITED NATIONS, September 22. /TASS/. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the latest shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus and urged to ensure inviolability of diplomatic missions, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Secretary-General, said on Tuesday.
"The Secretary-General has condemned yesterday's shelling of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Damascus," he said. "Violations and attacks against diplomatic or consular mission premises are clearly prohibited under international law. Diplomatic facilities must enjoy protection even in times of conflict."