Monday, February 20, 2017

Russian Ambassador To The UN Vitaly Churkin Has Died

Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin © Brendan McDermid / Reuters

WNU Editor: I friend of mine who works in Russia's UN mission in New York City just called me to tell me that. Met him a few times in the past. My prayers go to his family and loved ones.

Update: Russian media is now reporting on it .... Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin Dies (Sputnik). More here.


Carl said...

This is a shock. I suspect his loss will be felt deeply not only in Moscow but in much of the world. He was clearly a very able diplomat and a great Russian patriot.

War News Updates Editor said...

Him and Putin were very close.

TWN said...

Seems like a few prominent Russians have died in the last while.