Donald Trump issued a statement on the death of Russia's ambassador to the UN, saying that Vitaly Churkin had played a vital role in working with the United States on major challenges to global security, US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
Here is the full statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Death of Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin
President Donald J. Trump was saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin.
An accomplished diplomat, Ambassador Churkin worked alongside his U.S. counterparts in New York for more than a decade.
While American officials sometimes disagreed with their Russian counterparts, Ambassador Churkin played a crucial role in working with the United States on a number of key issues to advance global security.
The President offers the condolences of the American people to the Russian people and government.