Following the unexpected death of 65-year-old Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, conspiracy theorists were stirred up as the ongoing Russophobic Deep State war combined with the deaths of nine Russian diplomats in the last year raised many coincident-questioning eyebrows. Now, as The Hill reports, pouring further fuel on that fire, the State Department asked the New York Medical Examiner not to publicly release information about Churkin’s cause of death.
Forensic experts in new York who are engaged in establishing the exact cause and circumstances of death, permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who died February 20, not going to publicly disclose the results of their work, reports “Interfax”.
“In accordance with international law and Protocol, the legal Department of the city of new York has sent to the office of judicial-medical examination not to disclose to the public the cause of death of Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin,” – said the representative of the office of forensic medical examination in new York Julie Bolcer.
According to her, “in an official request the US state Department noted that the diplomatic immunity Churkin valid after his death.” “Further questions on this matter should be sent to the state Department,” – said the medical examiner.
According to CBS News, the U.S. state Department, February 24, appealed to the authorities of new York with a request not to disclose the results of the examination, since “diplomatic immunity Churkin maintained after his death.”
In late February it was reported that the exact cause and circumstances of death of Vitaly Churkin will be known in a few weeks. Forensics is explained by the fact that to establish the details of the incident requires additional studies, which usually include Toxicological assessment and other screenings.
The Russian foreign Ministry, in turn, had previously expressed surprise at the “leaks” in mass media of data on the study of the causes of death of the Russian Ambassador. “We believe that this information should be passed to the Russian side, primarily through official channels to be informed the family, his family should first be aware of the results of the examination,” – said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Vitaly Churkin, who held the post of permanent representative to the UN since April 8, 2006 died February 20, the day before your 65th birthday. As reported in the foreign Ministry, the Ambassador died in the workplace. 24 Feb Churkin was buried at the troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow.