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Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died Monday in New York, Russian officials told The Associated Press. His death was also announced inside the UN Trusteeship Council Chamber.
He died one day before his 65th birthday.
Churkin had been Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations since 2006, The Moscow Times reported.
Churkin was at the Russian embassy on East 67th Street on Monday when he experienced a “cardiac condition,” The New York Post reported. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital at around 9:30 a.m. unconscious and in need of CPR. –FOX News