Statement by Embassy of the Russian Federation to the State of Kuwait
On December 19, Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead in a terrorist attack in Ankara. We condemn this heinous crime that was committed to undermine our collective efforts towards an early political settlement in Syria and the ongoing normalization of Russian-Turkish relations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expects the Turkish authorities to closely cooperate with the relevant Russian agencies to investigate the circumstances of this barbaric crime, to identify and apprehend its organizers and to take effective measures to protect the safety of Russian citizens, Russian offices abroad and their personnel. For our part, we will act in conjunction with the Turkish law enforcement agencies to bring the culprits to justice.
Embassy of Russia to Kuwait expresses deep condolences to the family and friends of Andrei Karlov, an outstanding Russian diplomat. His memory will always remain in the hearts of his colleagues and all those who knew him. This tragedy is an indication that we must redouble our efforts in an uncompromising struggle against all forms of terrorism. The Book of condolences following the assassination of Andrei Karlov will be open at the Embassy on December 21, 2016, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Pakistani businessman Athsham Allahditta thanked the doctors, nurses and staff of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital for their care during his treatment there. He has been discharged from the hospital after two months.