TOKYO, December 20. /TASS/. Japan considers the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov a terrorist attack, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference in Tokyo.
"We resolutely condemn this. Such terrorist attacks are categorically impermissible," he said.
A gunman fired shots at the Russian diplomat at the opening of the photo exhibition "Russia from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka in the eyes of a traveler" in Ankara on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that Karlov died from the injuries. She said Moscow considers this as a terrorist attack.
Turkish authorities said the attacker was immediately liquidated by local security forces. Three other people were injured on the scene. A source in the Russian Embassy in Ankara told TASS that there were no Russians among those injured.