Died, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin

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Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died in new York at the age of 64 years. This February 20 reported the Russian foreign Ministry.

“The Russian foreign Ministry with a deep regret informs that on 20 February, the day before your 65th birthday, in new York, died suddenly permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin, — said in a statement. — An outstanding Russian diplomat died in working post. We Express to the families and friends of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin deep condolences.”

Vitaly Churkin joined the diplomatic service in 1974 and in 1992 became Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia. From 1994 to 1998 he was Ambassador of Russia to Belgium, permanent representative to NATO. He subsequently held the post of Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador for special assignments. April 2006 — permanent representative of Russia to the UN.