The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the Israeli regime’s recent aggression against Syria, calling on the West to stop politicizing the issue of chemical weapons use in the Arab country." We are looking into and analyzing all the circumstances surrounding the especially concerning reports of the May 3 and May 5 Israeli airstrikes, ” the ministry said in a statement on Monday. The Russian ministry also stated that the airstrikes could escalate tension in neighboring countries including Lebanon. On Sunday, Syria said Israel attacked the Jamraya Research Center, located northwest of Damascus. The center had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike back in January. The aggression came shortly after Tel Aviv confirmed on Friday that its warplanes had hit a “game - changing” target in Syria.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry urged the West not to politicize the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Saying, " We insistently urge[the US] to stop politicizing this extremely serious question and whipping up an anti - Syrian atmosphere. ”On April 30, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said the foreign-backed militants spread the contents of plastic bags containing chemical material during an attack on a town near Idlib. Reports say two people were killed and 20 others injured in the attack. Syria also said militants had used chemical weapons against civilians in Khan al-Assal district of the northwestern province of Aleppo on March 19. Over two dozen people were killed and more than 100 injured in the chemical attack. Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government security forces and army personnel, have been killed in the violence.