Russia says strikes targeted Syria’s chance for peace

Russia has said the tripartite military attacks targeted the terrorism-riddled country’s chance for a peaceful future

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took to Facebook to condemn the act of aggression, saying, “The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked

Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov also warned of the consequences of such military actions

“Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences,” he tweeted on Saturday

“Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible,” he added. Vladimir Putin had outspokenly cautioned against an escalation as Washington and its allies were harping on about Damascus’ alleged use of chemical weapons