Ukrainian MP Calls Russian Ambassador’s Murderer a ‘Hero’
On Monday, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed by a terrorist gunman in Ankara. The ambassador’s murder has met with condemnation from politicians worldwide. But in Kiev, some lawmakers are actually celebrating the killing. Among them is Volodymyr Parasiuk, who called the ambassador’s murderer a ‘hero’.
On December 19, the Russian ambassador was murdered by a terrorist gunman at the opening of an art gallery exhibition in Ankara; he was reportedly shot in the back nine times. Three others were injured in the attack, and the gunman, 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, was killed by Turkish security forces shortly thereafter.
Karlov’s murder was met with shock and condemnation from around the world, with leaders and diplomats worldwide offering words of support to Moscow. Even countries with which Russia has had difficult relations in the past have condemned the killing
According to sputniknews, Volodymyr Parasyuk, a Ukrainian nationalist lawmaker, who was suspected of committing war crimes in Kiev’s war in the Donbass before being elected to the country’s parliament in 2014, decided to try and make a name for himself by praising the murder and calling Karlov’s killer a ‘hero’.
In a post on his Facebook page, Parasyuk posted a photo of Altintas from immediately after Karlov’s murder, along with the phrase “when a man is ready, at the cost of his own life, to take extreme measures for the sake of an idea, for the sake of truth, then it can be said with confidence that he is a hero.”