‘He Did Much To Fight Terrorism’: Putin, Diplomats Praise Assassinated Russian Ambassador Karlov
The following is an excerpt from rt.com | December 19, 2016 |
Russian diplomat Andrey Karlov, 62, was fatally shot in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday. His colleagues called it a "tragic day in the history of Russian diplomacy."
"He was killed while performing his duties," President Vladimir Putin said in a statement on the ambassador's murder. Saying that he knew Karlov personally, Putin called him a "kind man."
The president also praised Karlov's professionalism, saying he "was a brilliant diplomat, widely respected in the country where he was posted... in good standing with both the government of Turkey and other political groups in that country."
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Announcing the death of the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Turkey, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Karlov was "an outstanding Russian diplomat."
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