December 20, 2016 / 10:09 AM / 9 months 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.

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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