Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, declared it likely the killing was “a false flag operation by the West.”
Prominent Russian politicians are warning that Monday’s assassination of their ambassador to Turkey was possibly a false flag event carried out by NATO operatives.
Ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot in the back during an event at an art gallery in Ankara, reportedly by a Turkish police officer yelling, “Allahu Akbar! We die in Aleppo, you die here!”
“It was a planned action. Everyone knew that he was going to attend this photo exhibition,” said Frantz Klintsevich, a Kremlin senior senator. “It can be ISIS, or the Kurdish army which tries to hurt Erdogan.”