MOSCOW, 11 Mar â€” RIA Novosti. Despite promises not to publish data on the causes of death of the Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin and U.S. law the power new York by an anonymous source told the media that the Russian diplomat has died of a heart attack. About it told the American associated Press news Agency the representative of the city, who refused to give his name because he was not authorized to speak on this subject publicly.
Official comment of the Russian side RIA Novosti has not yet.
“Russia’s representative to the UN, the state of which deteriorated in his office last month, died of a heart attack, and there is no suspicion of criminal component”, â€” stated in the message Agency, which cites an unnamed high-ranking representative of the city hall of new York.
The medical examiner’s office in new York on Friday officially announced that he would not disclose the cause of death of Russia’s permanent representative to the UN “in order to comply with international law and Protocol.” This position is also consistent with American law. In the Russian mission to the UN stressed that the decision meets the principles of diplomatic immunity.
Earlier, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova filed “an urgent request” to the American side to convey all the information on the matter through official channels in order to avoid speculation in the media.
Churkin died on 20 February, the day before your 65th birthday. Since 8 April 2006, he served as the permanent representative of Russia to the UN in new York, was the representative of the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council. As reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian diplomat passed away at the working post. Condolences on the passing Churkin expressed by world leaders.
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