Comments by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov

December 19, 2016

We qualify the events as a terrorist attack, we stay in contact with Turkish officials who have pledged that a through all-round investigation will be carried out. The assassinators will be punished. Today this issue will be brought up at the UN Security Council. Terrorism shall not pass, we will take resolute efforts against it. The memory of the outstanding Russian diplomat, the man who has done much to counter terrorism, Andrei Karlov, will always stay in our hearts. The Russian foreign ministry will issue a relevant statement later on Monday. The memory of Russia’s prominent diplomat Andrei Genndadievich Karlov will always stay in our hearts.