Medvedev: death of the Russian Ambassador to the UN Churkin was a loss for Russia

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MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, noting that the death of the diplomat was a loss for Russia. About it the Prime Minister wrote on his page on the social network Facebook.

“It was not Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin. It is a great loss not only for the family and all those who had the opportunity to work and be friends with such a strong and extraordinary person. This is a loss for Russia, – wrote the Prime Minister. My most sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Vitaly Ivanovich.”