UN Secretary-General expressed his condolences in connection with death Churkin

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres expressed his condolences in connection with death of the Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, according to RIA Novosti.

“I have just returned to new York and was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Russia’s permanent representative Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, the distinguished diplomat,” reads the statement of the Secretary General.

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“Despite the fact that we just served together, I greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with him and I will miss his understanding of the situation, skill and friendship,” he said.

“I pay tribute to his contribution to the UN and offer our deepest condolences to his family, relatives, the government and people of Russia”, — said the Secretary General.

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Recall, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin died the day before her birthday. 21st February, he celebrated his 65th birthday. According to the tabloid New York Post, Churkin died of a heart attack.