yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The cause of Churkin’s death has not yet been released......

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lunedì 20 febbraio 2017

Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The cause of Churkin’s death has not yet been released......

Diplomats shocked by sudden death of Russian UN envoy Churkin


Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The cause of Churkin’s death has not yet been released.
  • 20 February 2017
    19:54 GMT
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also honored the memory of Ambassador Churkin.
    “Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin has passed away. An outstanding diplomat who stood up for the interests of our country. My condolences,” Medvedev wrote on Twitter.
    Ушел из жизни Виталий Иванович Чуркин. Выдающийся дипломат, который бескомпромиссно отстаивал интересы нашей страны. Мои соболезнования.
  • 18:50 GMT
  • 18:35 GMT
    US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin,” according to a quote from the US Embassy on Twitter.
    Теффт: Наши мысли и молитвы с родными и близкими Виталия Ивановича Чуркина @MID_RF @nikkihaley
  • 18:23 GMT
    Russia has lost one its most talented diplomats. Shocking and tragic news. https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/833740842657599488 
  • 18:20 GMT
    Russia’s Permanent Delegation to the UN has issued a statement, saying that Vitaly Churkin "died at the workplace."
    “We, who worked with this outstanding, energetic, and decent man for many years, are deeply shocked with what happened. It’s hard to believe that Vitaly Ivanovich is not with us anymore,” the statement said.
  • 18:15 GMT
    Vitaly was a formidable adversary, but always a friend. My heartfelt condolences to his wife, Irina, his family and the Russian UN Mission https://twitter.com/ambassadorrice/status/833738648084430851 
    18:14 GMT
  • Speaking to RT, Veronika Krashennikova, a member of Russia’s Civic Chamber, noted how demanding the job performed by Vitaly Churkin at the UN was.
    “The death of Vitaly Churkin is a gigantic loss for Russian diplomacy. He was at the political and media front line at the UN in New York. Over the last three years, with Ukraine, Syria and growing international tensions, Vitaly Ivanovich had to work to the max.”
  • 18:13 GMT
    Devastated by passing of Russian UN Amb Vitaly Churkin.Diplomatic maestro &deeply caring man who did all he cld to bridge US-RUS differences
  • 18:10 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the family and friends of Vitaly Churkin and to the staff of Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
    “The president learned the news with great sadness. He appreciated Churkin’s professional qualities and diplomatic talent,” Peskov said.
  • 18:08 GMT
    British Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft wrote on Twitter he was “absolutely devastated” to hear of Churkin’s passing.
    Absolutely devastated to hear that my friend & colleague Vitaly Churkin has died. A diplomatic giant & wonderful character. RIP

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