Russian ambassador to the United Nations dies in New York

  • vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, has died in New York.

    The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement released late on Monday that Mr Churkin died one day before his 65th birthday and offered condolences to his relatives, but gave no details about the circumstances of his death.
  • Mr Churkin, a career diplomat, had represented Russia at the UN since 2006.

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