Murdered Russian Ambassador to Turkey Karlov Buried in Moscow

© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankWreaths sent by Turkey to commemorate Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, at the entrance to Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow
Wreaths sent by Turkey to commemorate Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, at the entrance to Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow - Sputnik International
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov assassinated in Ankara was buried on Thursday at the Khimki cemetery in northern Moscow.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The diplomat was buried with military honors: an honor guard and a military orchestra took part in the ceremony, while the coffin with his body was covered with the Russian flag.

Karlov was shot at an art gallery exhibition opening by Turkish off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas on Monday. Three more people were also injured in the shooting.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it considered the attack a terrorist act.

© AFP 2022 / Natalia KOLESNIKOVA Flowers are placed in front of a portrait of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in the Foreign Ministry in Moscow a day after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital
Flowers are placed in front of a portrait of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in the Foreign Ministry in Moscow a day after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital - Sputnik International
Flowers are placed in front of a portrait of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in the Foreign Ministry in Moscow a day after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital

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