MOSCOW, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian opposition has broken the cease-fire announced by the government during the Muslim holidays, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Saturday.
"Westerners again block the condemnation of terror attack in Damascus at the UN Security Council (UNSC), and the opposition breaks the truce. Its course toward continuing violence is obvious, " Gatilov said on his Twitter account.
A series of explosions have rocked Syria during the first couple of days of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which started on Friday.
Two car bombs rocked Syrian capital Damascus Friday and the southern province of Daraa, leaving more than 20 people killed and many others injured.
A booby-trapped car went off near a Church in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Saturday, causing damages to the church's facade, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
In response to these violent acts, Russia initiated a statement at the UNSC on Friday, condemning the "terrorist acts" in Syria and called for member states to fight against "all forms of terrorism" in accordance with the UN Charter.
The drafted document was blocked by the UNSC due to its " insufficiency of information," Russian media reported.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Friday the armed opposition in Syria were "constantly getting full assistance from outside," which made the civilians there suffering from the mounting violence.