Russia concerned by attacks in Syria, calls for restraint

Russia concerned by attacks in Syria, calls for restraint

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov on the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 14, 2016.

Moscow is severely involved by the newest developments in Syria and calls on sides to train restraint and keep away from an escalation of the scenario, the Russian Overseas Ministry stated on Saturday.

Israel launched heavy air strikes in Syria on Saturday, saying it hit air defences and Iranian targets, and the Syrian military claimed to have introduced down an Israeli F-16 that crashed in northern Israel in a serious escalation of stress.

“We urge all sides to train restraint and to keep away from any actions that might result in a good higher complication of the scenario,” the ministry stated in a press release.

“It’s essential to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and different nations within the area.”