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Ambassador Karlov laid to rest at Moscow cemetery

Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov, who had been assassinated in Ankara on December 19, was buried at Moscow’s Khimkinskoye cemetery on Thursday, TASS Agency reported.

 

The diplomat, who was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia, was laid to rest with military honors as the guard of honor stood and a military band played beside his casket, which was draped in the Russian state flag.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also attended the farewell ceremony held in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

 

Karlov died after receiving fatal wound in an armed assault at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara late Dec. 19. Three other people were injured in the attack. The killer, Turkish off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, has been eliminated. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident an act of terrorism.  

 

 

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