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Kremlin says Russian ambassador's murder aimed at undermining Syrian settlement

MOSCOW, December 19./TASS/. An attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey was aimed at undermining Russian-Turkish relations and the Syrian settlement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said after President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting with the leadership of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Intelligence Service and the Federal Security Service.

"Putin noted at the session that it was a provocation aimed at disrupting the process of normalization of Russian-Turkish relations and the Syrian settlement," Peskov said.