Putin dismisses a deputy protection minister days after altering the pinnacle of the portfolio | EUROtoday

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The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has destitute to the vice minister of protection Yuri Sadovenkowhich has been changed by Oleg Savelievwho till now was an auditor on the Russian Accounts Chamber, in accordance with official sources.

The dismissal of General Sadovenko, appointed deputy minister in January 2013, comes per week after the departure from that Ministry of its boss Sergui Shoigwho now holds the place of secretary of the Russian Security Council.

The dismissal of Shoig, who served as Defense Minister for greater than a decade, was adopted two days later by the arrest of a excessive official out of your pockets for a attainable case of corruption.

This is the second corruption investigation initiated by Russian authorities on the Defense headquarters in lower than a month. Previously, for a similar accusations, Shoig's deputy minister and right-hand man, Timur Ivanov, was arrested.

On May 14, Putin signed the decree that confirmed the economist Andri Belosov as new protection minister. Belosov, 65, held the place of quantity two within the Government since January 2020, the place, amongst different issues, he coordinated the manufacture of drones and radio-electronic fight gear.

This Monday, Putin estimated spending on protection and safety for this 12 months at 8.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and justified Belosov's appointment by the necessity to handle these monumental sources and modernize the Armed Forces and the navy business.

The Russian chief assured that the Army improves its positions on the entrance “daily”, so there shall be no modifications within the General Staff.