Russia's foreign ministry said today that Western strikes on Syria came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future."
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook: "those behind all this claim moral leadership in the world and declare they are exceptional. You need to be really exceptional to shell Syria's capital at the moment when it had gained a chance of a peaceful future."
Huge blasts were reported around Damascus early today, moments after the US, France, and Britain announced they were striking Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.
"American and other Western media must understand their responsibility for what happened," Zakharova wrote.
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