President Yaroslav Mar expressed his sympathies to Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov. Translated from Russian:
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the death of Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to the Turkish Republic.
Our organization outright condemns any form of terrorism, however the vile and heinous murder of the head of a diplomatic mission stands out even among the tragic events of the last years. We hope that the perpetrators and accomplices of this crime will be brought to justice and receive the appropriate punishment.
The patriotism, professionalism and high moral values of Mr Karlov brought him deserved respect from colleagues and members of the international community. His memory – memory of a true son of his Fatherland – will live forever in our hearts.