Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin died Monday morning local time in the building of the Russian diplomatic mission in Manhattan due to heart problems.
Churkin became ill about 9:30 a.m. in the building of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation, he was unconscious when paramedics arrived, reports the New York Post, citing sources.
According to the publication, Churkin did CPR and was taken to Presbyterian hospital in new York in serious condition.
His death was reported at 10:55 a.m. local time, the sources added.
Earlier it was reported that in new York, died the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin. He was 64 years old.
Churkin was in the diplomatic service since 1974. In the 90 years he was head of the information Department of the foreign Ministry, Deputy Minister, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Belgium and Canada.
He was appointed permanent representative of Russia to the UN in the security Council of 8 April 2006.