As you have probably heard, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead night at an art gallery right as he was about to give a speech.
The shooter, identified as 22-year-old Turkish policeman Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, reportedly fired at Karlov eight times, hitting him multiple times in the back before he fell to the ground on his back.
On 19 of December a Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov was killed in Ankara. A terrorist entered the building where an exhibition was held in a suit with a tie and was taken for a guard. As a result of a police operation, the attacker was annihilated.
Aleksey Novotochinov, Doctor of Social Science, Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, commented Pravda.Ru on the tragedy in Ankara.
I believe it's an absolutely tough provocation, which was orchestrated namely by the brigade, including the Americans, that desperately try to stick a stone of discord in relations between the alliance Turkey-Iran-Russiagiven settlement of the Syrian task before the very end of paranoid schizophrenic model of Obama and Clinton. Syria and the whole region need peace. That is first.
Second, I'm happy that today talks of the ministers of defence and foreign affairs are not cancelled. Despite all the negative expectations the meeting will take place. Investigation of the killing will be carried out and it encourages everyone to consider vulnerability of international situation yet again at the expense of blood of our Russian diplomat.
The third moment. I'm absolutely sure that it will shatter the whole diplomatic community. As everyone can see how the Americans reacted - they promptly closed all of their diplomatic missions. They may have made it up. As there is no other way on how to disrupt the negotiating process.
And the last one. I am sure that the mixed format of defence and foreign ministers is the Russian initiative. The process of killing Andrey Karlov, a senior official (he is followed only by a foreign minister and president), should have most serious consequences.
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