McFaul called Churkin excellent diplomat
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, a political scientist at Stanford University, Michael McFaul, Russia’s representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who died February 20, excellent diplomat. He stated this in an interview with RBC.
“Churkin was an excellent diplomat, incredibly skilled at his job. It’s a terrible tragedy that his life ended at such an early stage of his career,” — said McFaul.
According to him, Churkin extremely professionally and efficiently carry out the foreign policy of Russia. Despite the contradictions between Russia and the Obama administration (for the presidency which had the main time of work Churkin at the UN), the Russian permanent representative enjoyed “great respect the American diplomatic community,” said McFaul.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died in new York the day before your 65th birthday. As reported by the New York Post, citing sources, Churkin died Monday, February 20, due to “heart problems”.
According to interlocutors of the edition, Churkin was in the building of postproductivist Russia, when he felt bad. He was taken to Presvitersky hospital in new York. In a medical institution, he arrived unconscious and needed CPR.