Strikes hit Syria as country had ‘chance for peaceful future’: Moscow

Moscow (Russia) (AFP) – Russia’s foreign ministry said Saturday 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.”