Andrei Karlov Chinese FM sends message of condolence to Russia over assassination of ambassador

Karlov was killed on Monday by a Turkish off-duty police officer at an art exhibition ceremony in Ankara.

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Andrei Karlov (front), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lies on the floor next to his killer during an art exhibition in Ankara, on December 19, 2016 play

Andrei Karlov (front), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lies on the floor next to his killer during an art exhibition in Ankara, on December 19, 2016

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, over the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov in Ankara.

He said “China strongly condemns the barbaric and brutal terrorist attack on the diplomat and firmly opposes terrorism of all forms.

“China is willing to work with the international community in firmly supporting Russia’s efforts and actions to fight terrorism, and strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation.”

Karlov was killed on Monday by a Turkish off-duty police officer at an art exhibition ceremony in Ankara.

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