Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom expressed condolences over death of Russian Envoy to UN Vitaly Churkin and former Russian Ambassador to Sweden Alexander Kadakin during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's UN ambassador passed away on Monday in New York. Churkin had served as Russia's permanent envoy to the UN and the country's representative in the UN Security Council since April 2006. The diplomat would have turned 65 on Tuesday, February 21.
"I would like to offer my condolences over the death of [UN] Envoy Vitaly Churkin and the death of Alexander Kadakin, formerly an ambassador in Stockholm. They were both extremely skilled diplomats and excellent representatives for Russia," Wallstrom said.
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