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United Nations: US ambassador Nikki Haley signs Churkin’s book of condolences in New York00:59

United Nations: US ambassador Nikki Haley signs Churkin’s book of condolences in New York

United Nations, New York
February 22, 2017 at 00:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was among the diplomats and officials who visited the Russian Mission to the UN in New York, Tuesday, to sign a book of condolences in honour of the late Russian ambassador Vitali Churkin, after he passed away on Monday.

Churkin was serving as Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN when he passed away in New York City earlier on Monday. Churkin was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after reportedly suffering heart problems at the offices of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation on East 67th Street.

The 64-year-old had been Russia's UN representative since 2006. Before he took the post he was served as Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2006), as well as Ambassador to Canada (1998-2003), and Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia (1992-1994), among other top level diplomatic posts.

Passing away one day before his 65th birthday, Churkin is survived by his wife and two children.

United Nations: US ambassador Nikki Haley signs Churkin’s book of condolences in New York00:59
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United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was among the diplomats and officials who visited the Russian Mission to the UN in New York, Tuesday, to sign a book of condolences in honour of the late Russian ambassador Vitali Churkin, after he passed away on Monday.

Churkin was serving as Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN when he passed away in New York City earlier on Monday. Churkin was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after reportedly suffering heart problems at the offices of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation on East 67th Street.

The 64-year-old had been Russia's UN representative since 2006. Before he took the post he was served as Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2006), as well as Ambassador to Canada (1998-2003), and Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia (1992-1994), among other top level diplomatic posts.

Passing away one day before his 65th birthday, Churkin is survived by his wife and two children.

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