Ñommentary of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the large-scale terroristic attack occurred in Damascus
On May 10 a double terrorist añt occurred on a busy street in the south of Damascus. According to the incoming
data, 55 people have been killed and about 400 have been injured. Overwhelming majority of them are civilians,
including women and children. As on the information from the Russian Embassy to Syria, there are no Russian citizens
among the victims.
We express deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the dead and wish the quickest recovery to those
We strongly condemn this another bloody crime of terrorists. Nothing can justify death and suffering of innocent
people. It has to be admitted that such actions have little in common with the «protection of civilian people», which
is the matter of permanent talks of the representatives of the uncompromising Syrian opposition and their external
The «landmine war» unleashed by terrorists has also affected the UN observers. Their escort accompanied by
journalists and Syrian soldiers was attacked by militants on their way to Deraa city on May 9.
The purpose of such savage terroristic acts is obviously to urge the country to a new bloody and extremely dangerous
circle of violence, to impede the fulfillment of the Annan Plan, to intimidate the observers of the UN Supervision
Mission (UNSMIS). It cannot be allowed. We consider it very important that the UN Supervision Mission where Russia is
also taking part in, proceeds in these complicated conditions with carrying out its’ urgently needed tasks on
implementation of the UN/Arab League special envoy K.Annan’s Plan on peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis approved
by the UN Security Council.
May 10, 2012