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Kremlin says Russian investigators have arrived in Ankara after envoy's killing
December 20, 2016 / 10:07 AM / a year ago

Kremlin says Russian investigators have arrived in Ankara after envoy's killing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a group of Russian investigators had arrived in Ankara to help investigate the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov.

Turkish police stand guard outisde the Russian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

His murder was beneficial to those who wanted to drive a wedge between Russia and Turkey, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

But the assassination would not hurt efforts to reach a peace deal in Syria, he added.

Karlov died after a gunman shot him in the back as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Peter Hobson

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