Russia’s UN ambassador dies suddenly

Posted by | February 20, 2017 15:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

CNN reports:

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

He died Monday at age 64, one day before his 65th birthday.

Churkin suffered from cardiac arrest while at the Russian Mission on East 67th Street, a law enforcement official said. He was taken to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital, where he died.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said “the outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working role.”

Churkin was known as a confident, combative, disarming and humorous fixture at the UN Security Council. He was often at odds with the US, the UK and France. China would often take its cue from how Russia would vote.

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14 responses to Russia’s UN ambassador dies suddenly

  1. Gina Bousquet February 20th, 2017 at 16:02

    Second sudden death of high Russian official since the election…

    • Suzanne McFly February 20th, 2017 at 16:07

      Maybe killing him was rumps initiation in to putins gang.

      • Gina Bousquet February 20th, 2017 at 17:01

        The Russian administrations kill their own people with such ease and frequency…

        • fahvel February 21st, 2017 at 02:56

          and the americans do it with much more effective secrecy. Different hats, same game.

          • Gina Bousquet February 21st, 2017 at 07:41

            Dear fahvel, there are things I avoid debating with you. I do not want to lose your friendship. I believe it’s wiser if I don’t discuss Russia.

            • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2017 at 01:09

              well, you could discuss LIAR trump’s sell out to Russia.

              • Gina Bousquet February 22nd, 2017 at 06:45

                I never talk Russia with him at all.

              • Gina Bousquet February 23rd, 2017 at 07:21

                Maybe I should.

          • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2017 at 01:07

            says who?
            you can’t prove it!
            JFK was fake news
            MLK, Jr. was fake news
            RFK was fake news
            Kent State was fake news
            AGS was fake news….

            so – whatcha got?

        • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2017 at 00:59

          well, being that they’re in America, it’s not that far between NYC and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., DC.

          we could call it a show of good faith?

          • Gina Bousquet February 22nd, 2017 at 06:46

            That’s very macabre…

  2. Roctuna February 20th, 2017 at 16:47

    That’s too coincidental to be coincidence (Y. Berra)

  3. causeican February 20th, 2017 at 20:21

    That’s a Russian ambassador recall.

  4. robert February 21st, 2017 at 10:20

    An honest autopsy will explain the ” sudden ” part

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