President Putin proposed dismissal of Prosecutor Chaika and nominated Vice-Chairman of the Russian Krasnov Investigation Commission Krasnov for this role.
“President Vladimir Putin asked the Federal Council to consider appointing the Vice Chairman of the Investigation Committee Igor Krasnov as the Prosecutor, as well as proposing to dismiss Yuri Chaika from this position to transfer to another job. “, The Kremlin released a statement today.
Chaika, 68, has been Russia’s Prosecutor since 2006. He is a long-time ally of President Putin, but has also faced criticism for his tough actions with opposition politicians. Some analysts say Chaika’s dismissal will be the first step in the process of replacing a series of high-ranking officials in the Russian government.
Russian Prosecutor Yuri Chaika. Image: TASS.
Krasnov, 44, was a senior investigator on the Russian Investigation Commission when the agency was founded in 2007. He has investigated many serious cases such as the plot to assassinate political politician Anatoly Chubais, murders. opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, as well as the embezzlement in the construction of the Vostochny space center.
The Prosecutor is the head of the Prosecutor Institute of the Russian Federation. The official who holds this position is nominated by the President of Russia for a 5-year term, while the Federal Council holds the right to appoint and dismiss.
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