Russian embassy in Baku lowers national flag at half-mast

Russian embassy in Baku lowers national flag at half-mast
# 20 December 2016 10:34 (UTC +04:00)

Russia’s Embassy in Baku has lowered the national flag to half-mast to pay respect to Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead yesterday in Ankara.

Baku residents are also said to have laid flowers outside the embassy.

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was gunned down on December 19 as he was speaking at the opening of a photo exhibition Russia from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka through a Traveler’s Eyes.

The Turkish authorities identified the attacker as former police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas. He was promptly eliminated by the local security forces. The attacker had injured three other persons. The Russian Foreign Ministry has qualified the attack as an act of terrorism.

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