Grigory Yavlinsky: “The international security system has become fragile, as it was on the threashold of World War I”
An act of terror took place in Ankara. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador in Turkey, was killed. What happened was not just an accident and not just one more tragedy in a long list of terrorist attacks for the past period. This is a characteristic feature of a qualitatively new situation in the world. The international security system has deteriorated in recent years and has become as fragile as it was on the threashold World War I.
Politicians are liable for the development of the international situation, when a high-ranking diplomat may become a victim.
What happened has been yet another signal that the priority task and a shared responsibility of politicians should be to find and adopt measures for reduction of the tension, while it is still possible, until it has not gone too far.
My deep condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov. There can be no justification to the act of terror.
Posted: December 21st, 2016 under Foreign policy.