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Russia's Putin deeply upset by death of U.N. envoy Churkin -agencies cite Kremlin

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin was deeply upset to learn of the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, Russian news agencies cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Monday.

"The head of state highly valued Churkin's professionalism and diplomatic talent," Peskov said.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Louise Ireland)