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Putin needs to fireplace Defense Minister Shoigu

Russian President Vladimir Putin (l) and Sergei Shoigu (r)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (l) and Sergei Shoigu (r)

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According to data from parliament, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is about to resign from the federal government. President Vladimir Putin needs to exchange Shoigu with Andrei Beloussov, the higher home introduced.

Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin has fired his protection minister Sergei Shoigu greater than two years after the beginning of the struggle of aggression towards Ukraine and appointed the earlier deputy prime minister Andrei Byeloussov as his successor. The Russian state company Tass reported this on Sunday from the Federation Council, the place Putin's proposals for the composition of the brand new Russian authorities had been obtained. An official motive for the personnel change was not given.

Shoigu's 65-year-old successor, Beloussov, was Putin's advisor on financial points for a few years and has held varied positions within the authorities in recent times. Among different issues, he was performing head of presidency for a number of weeks in 2020 when Mikhail Mishustin was out with a corona an infection.

Speculation about Shoigu's dismissal prematurely

According to company experiences, Shoigu replaces Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Patrushev shall be given a brand new process, the Kremlin stated.

According to the data, Putin needs to carry on to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

There had been some hypothesis a couple of potential dismissal of the 68-year-old Shoigus, who had been protection minister since 2012. A number of weeks in the past, one among Shoigu's deputies, Timur Ivanov, was arrested on corruption fees. Observers interpreted this as an indication of energy struggles throughout the Russian navy and safety equipment.

The earlier authorities constitutionally resigned when Putin started his fifth time period as president on Tuesday. The 71-year-old was confirmed in March in an election that was internationally criticized as neither free nor truthful. After Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's technocrat was reappointed on Friday, Putin's first personnel plans for the long run authorities had been introduced on Saturday.

Note: This article has been up to date a number of instances.