UNSC condemned assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

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DUSHANBE, 20.12.2016. /NIAT Khovar/. The UN Security Council on Monday condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, calling it a terrorist attack.

Earlier on Monday, Karlov, who served as Russian ambassador to Turkey since 2013, was shot dead by a gunman when he spoke at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara, according to Xinhua.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep condolences to the family of the Ambassador and the Government of the Russian Federation, said the 15-nation council in a press statement.

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the assassination, saying it was a senseless act of terror.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan