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'Outstanding diplomat,' says Guterres, as UN honours late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin
21 Feb 2017 -  UN chief António Guterres has described the former Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to United Nations Vitaly Churkin as ‘an outstanding diplomat’ and an ‘extra-ordinary human being,’ as the world body mourned his passing on Monday. Addressing the Security Council, Mr. Guterres extended his deepest condolences to the diplomat’s family and the Government and people of Russia.