Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin passes away at 64

Published on 20 Feb 2017
Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin has died in New York.

Russia’s foreign ministry announced the senior diplomat’s death without providing further details. It only said Churkin suddenly died one day before his 65th birthday. The late diplomat served as Russia’s ambassador to Canada and Belgium before becoming Moscow’s permanent envoy to the United Nations.

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