According to a New York Post report, Vitaly Churkin fell ill at the Russian Mission to the U.N. on East 67th Street in new York around 9:30 a.m. and was unconscious when emergency personnel arrived. Churkin was given CPR and taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m..
Churkin had served as Russia’s permanent representative to the U.N. since 2006.
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