UN 24 Feb. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Acting permanent representative to the UN appointed by Pyotr Ilyich, to the sudden death of Vitaly Churkin held the post of his first Deputy. This was announced Thursday in a press-service of the Russian Embassy.
“By Pyotr Ilyich became acting permanent representative to the UN”, – have informed in the permanent representation.
Vitaly Churkin, who held the post of permanent representative to the UN since April 8, 2006 died February 20, the day before your 65th birthday. As reported in the foreign Ministry, the Ambassador died in the workplace. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, Churkin was posthumously awarded the order of Courage.