Ambassador Karlov posthumously awarded Hero of Russia title

Ambassador Karlov posthumously awarded Hero of Russia title
# 21 December 2016 13:51 (UTC +04:00)

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has been awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation honorary title posthumously, a statement on the Kremlin website said Wednesday.

"For his resilience and courage on the post of Russia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Turkey, a major contribution to the implementation of Russia's foreign policy course, award Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously)," the statement reads.

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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