"The President signed a Decree "On the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York, the United States, and the Representative of the Russian Federation in the Security Council of the United Nations," the document reads.

"Another presidential decree has relieved Nebenzya of his duties as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister," reads the document.

As UNIAN reported earlier, former Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin has passed away in New York on February 20. The New York Post reported that the official had died after suffering a heart problem.