Permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko is the main candidate for the post of permanent representative of the country at the UN. About it RIA Novosti has been reported by several sources in the state Duma.
“The candidacy of Grushko considers the key to this position,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The second source in the lower house of the Parliament also confirmed this information.
Grushko is a career diplomat. The Russian foreign Ministry was in charge of security and European cooperation. In 2005-2012 — Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs. 23 Oct 2012 is the permanent representative of the Russian Federation at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels.
The head of the Russian mission to the UN in new York, Vitaly Churkin, died 20 Feb. He was 64 years old. According to the newspaper The New York Post, this morning the diplomat fell ill due to “heart problems”, the death was caused by a heart attack. Churkin held the post of Russia’s envoy at the UN since 2006.