In the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs expressed surprise at the appearance in the American press leaks about the circumstances of the death of the representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin. This is the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday, February 22, her words leads RIA Novosti.
“We believe that this information should be passed to the Russian side, primarily through official channels to be informed the family, his family should first be aware of the results of the examination”, — said Zakharov. She hoped that the us side will continue to inform Moscow via official channels and only then transfer the data to the media.
Vitaly Churkin died in new York on Monday, February 20, the day before your 65th birthday. According to the newspaper The New York Post, in the morning, the diplomat felt ill due to “heart problems” in a serious condition he was taken to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life.