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November 28, 2022

Romanian authorities, politicians deplore the bloody incidents in Ankara and Berlin, send condolences to the victims’ families

Condolence book in Andrey Karlov’s memory opened at Russia’s Embassy in Bucharest


The Embassy of the Russian Federation to Romania announced on Facebook the opening of a condolence book in the memory of Russian Ambassador in Ankara Andrey Karlov, who was killed on Monday in a terrorist attack.

The condolence book will be open on Tuesday at the Embassy premises between 15:00 and 18:00 hrs and on Wednesday in the intervals 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00.


Romania’s Government condemns armed attack in Ankara ending in death of Russian Ambassador


The Government condemns ‘in the strongest terms’ the armed attack of Monday night in Ankara, that resulted in the death of the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey, Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov.

“Such barbaric acts targeting diplomatic representatives have no exculpation whatsoever and they must be fought at any price, and the guilty party must be punished,” stressed Premier Dacian Ciolos, according to a release of the Romanian Government sent on Tuesday to AGERPRES.

According to the source, the Prime Minister is sending sincere condolences to the victim’s family for their loss and expresses solidarity with the Russian authorities.

Romania underlines the importance to boost efforts for the combat of international terrorism and reasserts its commitment in this regard, the release adds.


Prime Minister Ciolos sends letter of condolence to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel


Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Tuesday sent a letter to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, to express solidarity with the German people and sincere condolences to the families of victims of the tragic attack that occurred on Monday night at the Berlin Christmas Fair.

“In the name of the Romanian Government I have sent full compassion towards the families of victims of this terrible attack, expressed my hope for the quick recovery of the wounded persons and solidarity with the German people in these troublesome times,” said Premier Dacian Ciolos, according to a release by the Government.

The Romanian Government condemns such acts of ‘unspeakable’ violence towards innocent people.

“Romania reiterates the strong condemnation of any acts of terrorism and pleads for the need of coordinated, determined efforts at an international level for fighting them,” the government’s release adds.


ForMin Comanescu sends letter of condolence to Russian counterpart after Ankara assasination of Russian Ambassador


The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lazar Comanescu, has addressed on Monday evening a letter of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, regarding the attack in Ankara that left the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov dead, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) announced.

“The Romanian Minister’s message emphasizes the firm condemnation by Romania of this abominable act directed against an ambassador and the importance of efforts to combat terrorist acts and of bringing those guilty to justice,” the quoted source mentions.

Minister Lazar Comanescu also addressed condolences to the family of the victim and expressed his solidarity with the Russian people in these troubled times.


DefMin Motoc sends condolences to family of Russian Ambassador killed in Ankara


National Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc sends condolences to the family of Russian Ambassador killed in Ankara, Andrey Karlov.

“A bloody evening yesterday, with renewed fears in front of resurgent, borderless, limitless terrorism. In Ankara, Russia’s Ambassador Andrey Karlov falls under the the bullets of endless hatred. Condolences to the mourning family and solidarity with the Russian people at time of great trial. Even harsher times are coming…,” Motoc wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.


 Motoc on Berlin truck attack: Staying firm against terrorism, condolences to bereaved families


Minister of National Defence Mihnea Motoc on Tuesday extended condolences to the families of the victims of the Berlin Christmas market attack, stating that terrorism must be handled in all firmness, regardless of the reasons invoked.

“We are not yet over the pain and outrage caused by the abominable killer truck attack on the Nice promenade, that another equally dastardly act shatters the serenity and joy of a Christmas market in Berlin, killing and injuring innocent people. (…) We can only stand firm against terrorism, regardless of its justifications, strongly reject and combat it,” Motoc wrote on Facebook.

The Minister conveys “heartfelt condolences to the families and close ones of those killed in the attack, thoughts of comfort to the wounded and solidarity with the aggrieved German people.”


Aurescu: What happened in Berlin – a tragedy, assassination of Ambasador Karlov – a revolting act


Presidential adviser Bogdan Aurescu sends his condolences on behalf of the Presidential Administration following the tragedy in Berlin, stating at the same time, that the assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov, is a “revolting act”.

“I would like to express, on behalf of the Presidential Administration, sincere condolences to the grieving families, to the German authorities and the German people for the innocent victims, dead and wounded, in the Christmas Market of Berlin. What occurred in Berlin, in Breitscheidplatz, represents an unimaginable tragedy,” Aurescu told Agerpres.

He showed that Europe is for the second time, in mourning, after the Ankara attack to which the Russian Federation Ambassador to Turkey fell victim.

“The assassination of a diplomat, who, by the definition of his profession, is a person of negotiation, dedicated to attaining the objective of maintaining peace and international security through peaceful means, in opposition with any acts of violence, is a revolting act,” said Aurescu, specifying that Romania supports the grieving family and the Russian authorities.


Dragnea sends condolences after violent incidents in Berlin, Ankara, Zurich:More so now Romania needs stability


Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea cautions that the violent incidents occurred on Monday in Berlin, Ankara and Zurich betray exposure to a wave of hatred and violence.

”Yesterday’s events in Berlin, Ankara and Zurich show how exposed we are to the wave of hatred and violence. I express my sincere condolences to the mourning families! In such an international context, Romania more so needs stability,” the Social-Democrat leader wrote on Tuesday on his Facebook page.

On Monday evening, a truck ploughed through a Christmas market in Berlin, hitting numerous visitors, international news agencies report. According to the German police, the number of deceased people reached 12. A number of 48 people, some with serious injuries, were taken to hospital, EFE points out.

Also on Monday, the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov, was killed in an armed attack that was labeled terrorist by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Moscow, international news agencies inform. Karlov was shot in the back by a gunned man while he was delivering a speech at the opening of a photography exhibition about Russia.

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