At the permanent representation to the UN collected four volumes of condolences in connection with death Churkin

The book of condolences at the permanent mission to the UN

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UN, March 21. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. The book of condolences, opened at the permanent mission to the UN in connection with the death of Vitaly Churkin, has four volumes. This was stated on Tuesday by the acting permanent representative of Russia Pyotr Ilyichev, speaking at a memorial meeting of the General Assembly.

According to him, the Russian Embassy continues to receive messages of condolence from his former colleagues of the diplomat, who died a month ago. “It is impossible to count all the phone calls and the messages received by our staff. Open in connection with the tragic events at the permanent mission of the condolence book has four volumes. We are deeply grateful to all those who mourn with us and found the opportunity in one form or another to convey their empathy, to pay tribute to Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin,” said Ilyichev.

A heavy loss for Russia