Russian Foreign Ministry: USA should not allow leaking information about Churkin’s death


The United States should strictly adhere to existing commitments and share information about the cause of death of the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin solely through official channels.

This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Information attacks, leaks, citing sources. Specifically in order to avoid any speculation, we are appealing, including publicly, to the US with the urgent request that all information on this matter is first sent to Russia through official channels,” said Zakharova.

Zakharova added that “this effort can be made by the American side”, and “this corresponds to the legal practice, and the humanistic dimension of this issue,” because the deceased Churkin “has a family and close relatives who do not deserve to learn such things through tabloids and obscure sites.”

“We believe that this information should be sent to Russia mainly through official channels so that the family is informed, his close ones should be the first to know the results of the examination,” she said at a weekly briefing.



  • Indy

    Trying to hide things. Just the umpteenth Russian diplomat dead in a few weeks…

    • Victor Ionopin

      Several diplomats and several high-rank officials in Donbass, all in last few months.
      A mere coincidence, right? :)