Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday condemned as a provocation the latest Israeli aggression on Syria.
“We must stress that the continued Israeli bombardment of Syrian territory, in violation of fundamental norms of international law, is unacceptable,” Lavrov said, branding the attack as “the latest Israeli provocation.”
“We strongly condemn Israel’s provocative attack on Syrian civilian infrastructure. Such irresponsible acts create serious risks for international air traffic and put the lives of innocent people in real danger. We demand that Israel put an end to this perverse practice,” the top Russian diplomat added.
Earlier in the day the Syrian government announced that all flights to and from Damascus were halted, after air strikes reportedly wounded one civilian and caused damage to an airport runway.