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    Moscow Appreciates Solidarity in Wake of Ambassador Karlov's Assassination

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    Moscow appreciates the words of support from its partners in connection with the assassination of Ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Karlov was shot by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara late on Monday. Doctors announced the ambassador's death 40 minutes after his hospitalization. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it considers the attack a terrorist act.

    "We express our appreciation to all our colleagues and partners for their words of support. We highly appreciate the solidarity shown to us," the ministry said in a statement.


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