Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin
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On 20 February, the Russian foreign Ministry reported the death Vitaly Churkin. Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, died in new York the day before your 65th birthday.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Vitaly Churkin.
About TASS reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“The President learned with deep regret of the death of Vitaly Churkin,” said he. “The President appreciated the professionalism and diplomatic skill Churkin,” – said Peskov.
“The President expressed his condolences to the families and to the staff of the MFA of Russia in connection with the death of Vitaly Churkin,” – said the spokesman.
Russia’s Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Vitaly Churkin.
“Shocked and saddened by the news that Ambassador Vitaly Churkin died. A high-level diplomat and a good friend,” wrote Yakovenko on his Twitter page.
“The outstanding Russian diplomat departed this life at the work post, – stated in the message. – We Express to the families and friends of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin deep condolences.”