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    Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin vetoes a Security Council vote on a French-Spanish resolution on Syria at the UN headquarters, October 8, 2016, in New York City

    UN Security Council Deeply Saddened by Death of Russian Ambassador Churkin

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    UN Security Council members grieve the sudden death of the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — UN Security Council members grieve the sudden death of the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, UN Security Council said in a statement.

    "The members of the Security Council were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, prominent Russian diplomat and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, on February 20, 2017," statement said on Monday.

    The members of the Security Council also "expressed their deep condolences to the family of the Ambassador, the Government and the people of the Russian Federation."

    Churkin, 64, who has served as Russia's Permanent Representative to UN since April, 2006, died in New York on Monday.


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      a very good patriot and ambassador
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      Saddened to hear the sudden death of Russian Ambassador Mr. Churkin.
      What was the cause of his death.
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      double bonus
      Could be ass-ass i-nation by heart attack or Japanese-style over-work. [Karoshi]
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      First off I want to express my heartfelt condolances to his family and the Russian Nation.
      Second ,over a period of 3 months Russia now has lost 4 political players all in a key position .
      does this not smell of foul play?
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      double bonus
      Don't forget the plane crash on Christmas Day [Dec. 25th] 2016 either.
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