Ukraine's Foreign Minister condemns killing of Russian ambassador

13:20, 20 December 2016
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has condemned the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.


"Russia has been responsible for horrendous violations of human rights & the murder of thousands innocent people in Syria & Ukraine," he wrote on Twitter. "This, however is no excuse 4 the murder of the ambassador of one sovereign state to another. Int law and human rights must be respected!"

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and the Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds.

The gunman, who was killed by law enforcers at the scene, is confirmed to have been a Turkish police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas.

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