The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, signed today the book of condolences for the death of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, which was opened at the Russian Embassy in Nicosia.
In his message, the President wrote the following:
It is with deep sorrow and utter shock that I have received the news of the brutal assassination of Ambassador H.E. Andrei Karlov in Ankara.
At this painful time, our thoughts are with the family and the loved ones of the victim, to whom we wish to express our heartfelt condolences.
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns such hideous acts and stands in full solidarity with Russia at this difficult moment.
On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Cyprus, I wish to extend to the Government and the people of Russia our deepest sympathies.
Source: Press and Informtion Office