Killed in Ankara, the Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation. This was reported on the Kremlin website.
In the decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, it is noted that the title Hero has the diplomat for “steadfastness and courage in the post of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Turkey” and “a great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation”.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, was shot the evening of December 19 during the speech at the opening of the exhibition. The assailant was killed arrived at the Turkish security services. The Russian foreign Ministry has described the attack as a terrorist act. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case, Russia sent Turkey a private investigation team.
The funeral of Andrew Charles will be held in Moscow on Thursday, December 22. In parting with the deceased diplomat as expected, will be attended by President Vladimir Putin.