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Putin dismissed 15 generals of law enforcement agencies
28 August, 2018
MOSCOW, August 28 — RIA Novosti. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin dismissed from the post 15 generals of the Ministry of interior, EMERCOM, Federal penitentiary service and the Investigative Committee.
Putin has replaced the presidential envoys in the Federal districts of the several
The corresponding decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
Among the dismissed are the head of EMERCOM in the Tomsk region Michael Runner, the Deputy chief of GU Ministry of internal Affairs across the Saratov region Andrey Boyko, head of the UFSIN for the Republic of Komi Igor Vaneev, head of internal Affairs across the Ulyanovsk region Yury Varchenko, and first Deputy head of the military investigative Department for the southern military district Dmitry Vasiliev.
In addition, with the posts removed the head of EMERCOM in the Murmansk region Vladimir Gusev, the head of EMERCOM in the Sakhalin region Denis Ilyin, head of SU IC of Russia in the Kemerovo region Sergey Kalinkin, Deputy chief GU MVD in the Kemerovo region Igor Korshunov and head of the UFSIN across the Omsk region Sergey Korycin.
Also dismissed the chief of UMVD across the Bryansk region Valentine Kuzmin, head of the Department of information technology, communications and information security of Ministry of internal Affairs Sergey Lyashenko, head of the Federal penitentiary service for the Volgograd region Pavel Radchenko, the first Deputy head of the legal and Treaty Department, Ministry of internal Affairs Gennady Spirin, Deputy head of the Moi for the Nizhny Novgorod region Grigory Tkachenko.
The President also dismissed Deputy head of the emergency Vladlena Aksenov.