ArmInfo. The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the Armenian priests in Syria by ISIS militants.
So, on November 14, during a weekly briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, speaking about the details of the incident, said in particular: "We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Armenian community in Syria. Acts of terror and violence against Christians that continue outside the government of the SAR of course, these brutal crimes indicate that terrorist organizations that do not yet have are insignificant and with which it is necessary to really fight, and not talk about the fight. What would we endlessly hear from our Western partners, hiding behind various reasons and also justifying their crimes? "
At the same time, she stressed that Moscow is convinced that an end to terrorism and extremism in Syria is possible only when the legitimate government of the SAR will control the entire territory of the country, ensuring its sovereignty, territorial integrity, constitutional order and a peaceful, dignified life for all Syrians , regardless of their faith.
On November 11, terrorists attacked a car of priests heading to Deir ez-Zor which claimed the lives of two priests - a father and a son - Pastor of the Armenian Catholic Community of Qamishli, Father Hovsep Petoyan and Father Hana Abraham Petoyan. A deacon of the church was also injured. The two priests lost their lives while serving the war-torn community of Deir ez-Zor. According to various sources, the ISIL terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the killing of the priests.