The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic expresses its deepest condolences on the untimely death of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation in the United Nations Vitaly Churkin.
For many years Vitaly Churkin, possessing a truly immense talent in the art of diplomacy and having strong determination to implement it, has faithfully served the Fatherland. His dedication, professionalism and principled position earned trustworthiness and great respect. The news of his death is a deep blow for all of us. Vitaly Churkin will forever be remembered, and his way of life will be an example for many people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic shares the bitterness of bereavement and expresses its support to the family and friends of Vitaly Churkin, his colleagues and to all citizens of the Russian Federation.