Russia repeats call for Israeli regime to stop Syria strikes
Russia’s foreign ministry repeats Moscow’s call for the illegal Zionist entity to stop its incessant attacks on Syrian soil, underlining the geopolitical and security repercussions of the operations.
"Israel’s continuing strikes against targets inside Syria cause deep concern. They are a crude violation of Syria’s sovereignty," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
The attacks “may trigger a sharp escalation of tensions,” she added.
The attacks started to grow significantly in scale and frequency after 2011, when Syria found itself in the grip of rampant foreign-backed terrorism.
Adding to her remarks, Zakharova noted that “Also, such actions (the Israeli attacks) pose serious risks to international passenger flights.”
The Israeli regime’s warplanes have on several occasions hidden behind passing aircraft to avoid recognition and interception by the Syrian military’s reconnaissance apparatus and defenses.
Last February, an Airbus A320 with 172 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Russian-operated Hmeimim Air Base in Syria during an Israeli attack.
"Once again we are insistently calling upon the Israeli side to refrain from such use of force," Zakharova concluded.