MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Investigation into the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov continues, so does the related fundamental inter-departmental work, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.
"Russian specialists from different departments keep working. Contacts are maintained via the embassy in Ankara first and foremost. Very fundamental inter-departmental work is in progress," Zakharova said.
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed in the evening of December 19, 2016 at the opening of a photo exhibition in Ankara. The attacker - police officer Mevlut Mert Altyntash - was killed on the site of the attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the killing as a terrorist attack. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over an act of international terrorism. Karlov was awarded the title of Hero of Russia posthumously.
The question of appointing a new ambassador to Turkey is still under consideration, Zakharova said.
"There is certain clarity on this issue," she said. "The appointment implies a certain procedure of coordination among the corresponding government agencies. The work is proceeding," Zakharova said.