RT's interview with Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Ambassador to the UN, was the diplomat's last TV interview. Churkin, who looked to be "in absolute good health," shared his views on "every single foreign policy issue," and told RT how "stressful" it was to be a diplomat.
Churkin was known for his strong line of argument, especially with his Western counterparts in regard to the crisis in eastern Ukraine and the conflict in Syria. When asked what he expected of the new American administration and Washington's foreign policy under President Trump, Churkin told RT it was too early to talk about that, as "their team needs to take shape."
"This is going to be something new and different. Of course, I hope we are going to advance far enough to make a difference in improving our relations, but how exactly it's going to happen" is yet to be seen, Churkin told Yaroshevsky.
"The challenge of terrorism is definitely one of the circumstances which is driving the need for us to cooperate," Churkin said.
The diplomat also talked extensively about the situation in Yemen, warning that "in terms of its fabric it may be even more complicated than the conflict in Syria."