Putin fires 12 high-ranking generals

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed 12 high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM).

As reported on the official information portal, those who lost their positions include Vladimir Artamonov, deputy minister of civil defense and emergency situations, and Rim Gabluddin, colonel of justice and first deputy head of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Bashkortostan. Yuriy Rykov, Prosecutor General for the Kostroma region, also lost his position.

Others who were dismissed include general-major Sergey Vorontsov, deputy head of EMERCOM, Alexey Evdokimov, head of the investigative committee on the Ulyanovsk region, as well as general-lieutenant Grigory Zheludov, head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for Perm Krai.

Other officials removed from their positions included general-major Sergey Kadadov, director of EMERCOM’s department of supervisory activity and preventative work, general-major Oleg Knaus, head of police and deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Irkutsk region, general-major Sergey Kulyukin, chief inspector of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and police general-major Viktor Kutylkin, deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kemerovo region.

  Russia, Putin

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