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    The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a meeting in memory of the deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on March 21, a representative of UNGA President’s Office told Sputnik Sunday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — According to the president's office, the meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 21, at 10:00 a.m. local time (14:00 GMT).

    Churkin passed away in New York on February 20, a day before his 65th birthday.

    He served as Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations and the Russian representative in the UN Security Council from April 2006 until his death.

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