Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the murder of the Turkish Ambassador Andrew Charles associated with Russia’s struggle against international terrorism. Such a statement he made at a meeting with the Minister of national defence of Turkey Fikri Isicom.
“Understand what such acts are associated with our efforts to combat international terrorism,” — said Shoigu (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
He added that Russia does not intend to stay in this fight. Shoigu also thanked the Turkish Minister for the fact that he arrived in Moscow to discuss issues related to combating terrorism and settling the situation in Syria.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed yesterday, December 19. He spoke at the opening of the photo exhibition in the modern art Center in Ankara. Charles gave a speech when mevlüt Altıntaş shot him in the back. Then the gunman began to shout calls “not to forget Aleppo” and “not to forget Syria.” The gunman in the Ambassador was killed arrived members of the Turkish special forces.
Andrew Charles was taken to the hospital, but he died from his injuries. The UN security Council acknowledged the murder of the Russian Ambassador a terrorist act. The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 361 of the criminal code (an act of international terrorism that resulted in the infliction of death person). To investigate the murder in Turkey flew the Russian investigation team, which included security officers, the TFR and the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
Earlier, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the intention of those who planned the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey was to erode the normalization of relations between Moscow and Ankara. According to him, the failure of the normalization of relations between the two countries was needed in order “to prevent effective fight against terrorism in Syria.”