“We did not activate the civil defense mechanism for Syria, because we did not receive such a request from Damascus,” TASS quoted European Commission spokesman Balash Uivari as saying.

The death toll from the earthquake in Syria rose to 371, another 1089 were injured.

The press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Syria, Daniil Sypchenko, on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel, said that the Russian diplomatic mission has no data on the Russians who died as a result of earthquakes in Syria.