DAMASCUS – Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Yefimov has openly denounced …
the Zionist regime’s aggressions in Syria with the aim of provoking Moscow to respond.
. Yefimov, who had previously condemned the incessant aggressions by the Zionist regime against Syria, now spoke out souring the message to Tel Aviv, saying that Israel’s actions in Syria lead to “escalation” and are “allowing the West to carry out military operations in Syria.”
“Israel’s airstrikes in Syria are provoking Russia’s reaction,” Efimov said in one of the strongest Russian condemnations of Israeli operations in Syria. The Russian diplomat also complained that the Israeli attacks are aimed at “increasing tensions and allowing the West to carry out military activities in Syria.” (…)
Two weeks before the Russian military operation of Ukraine, the state agency RIA Novosti published a long interview with the ambassador to Syria. On that occasion, Yefimov launched the call for an “immediate end to the illegal American occupation of the Syrian Arab Republic “and stated that “Russia strongly condemns the Israeli air raids on Syria and calls for their end.”