Russian Foreign Ministry said the Russian embassy in Damascus was shelled, today, from a nearby districts controlled by militant groups.
The Embassy’s residential complex was partially damaged in the attack. No casualties reported.
Two other mortar shells landed near the embassy building.
“According to reports, the shelling came from the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, which is under control of the terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Failak ar-Rahman,” the ministry said.
Moscow said the shelling is “result of the actions of those who, like the US and some of its allies, provoke the continued bloodshed in Syria and flirt with militants and extremists of all flavors”, vowing to take “all necessary measures” to restore peace and security to Syria.
Tensions between Russia and the US have escalated recently, with each accusing the other of derailing the ceasefire.