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Vitaly Churkin

Russia’s UN envoy dies ‘unexpectedly’

MOSCOW: Russia's envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died suddenly on Monday, the foreign ministry said, without giving details of the cause. "On February 20, the Permanent Representative of Russia in the UN Vitaly Churkin unexpectedly died in New York," it said in a statement. Churkin was 64 and died one day before turning 65, the ministry said, offering condolences to his family. "The outstanding Russian diplomat passed away on his post," it said. Churkin had served in the role since 2006. Previously he…