Russian ambassador to UN dies after passing out

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Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died Monday morning after suffering heart problems at the Russian mission to the U.N. in Manhattan, sources told The Post.

Vitaly Churkin was at the mission on East 67th Street when he became sick with a “cardiac condition” around 9:30 a.m., sources said.

His death was announced at a UN meeting.

Churkin was unconscious and needed CPR when he was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The 64-year-old diplomat served as Russia’s permanent representative to the UN since 2006.

 

New York Post

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