WASHINGTON, 22 Dec – RIA Novosti. Journalist for the New York Daily News Gersh Kuntzman refused to apologize for the article about the murder of the Ambassador of Russia to Turkey Andrei Karlov, which he likened to the Ambassador of the Third Reich.
Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Ministry will send a letter that demands an apology from an American newspaper New York Daily News for an article that killed the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov compares with the Ambassador of the Third Reich. As noted by the diplomat, an American journalist Hersh Kuntzman wrote in the article that don’t “shed tears” on the Russian Ambassador. According to her, Kuntzman calls the murder of Charles “historical justice”, and the article as a whole justifies the actions of the terrorist.
Despite the fact that the demand of an apology was made by the representative of the foreign Ministry of the Russian journalist in his new article lashed out at Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian authorities, accusing them of violating international norms in recent years in Georgia, Ukraine, Syria and other countries. The author did not hesitate in expressions.
According to Kuntzman, the murder of the Ambassador was the result of Russian policy, and his killer was “not a terrorist, but a soldier.” This reporter says that it opposes terrorism and condemns it.
The journalist also wrote that after the publication of the first article, he received “dozens of letters from American readers, who together with Russia were against him” that he considers “disturbing trend”.
“You decide, America, who are you – independent freedom fighter or with Russia”, — finishes Kuntzman my next article.
In response to the request of RIA Novosti to explain how he believes the correct comparison of the murder of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation with the murder of the Ambassador of Nazi Germany, Kuntzman said, “Russia’s Losses in the Second world war was inconceivable, of course. And I know the pain remains. But our job as journalists to ignore the pain and focus on the facts.”
An armed attack on the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov took place on Monday in Ankara for the opening of the exhibition. The offender fired several shots in the back of the Russian Ambassador, wounds proved fatal. According to eyewitnesses, the gunman entered the room where the show was being held, in a business suit and tie and was accepted in the guard of a diplomat. According to Turkish authorities, the attack was made by the police officer mevlüt MERT Altıntaş, he was eliminated by local security forces.
The murder of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey