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Russian Government Resigns

Russian Government Resigns

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced his intention to establish a new office of deputy head of the Russian Security Council and appoint Dmitry Medvedev to this post. He made the statement at a meeting with cabinet ministers, reported TASS.

“I believe that it is possible and I will do this in the future, I will introduce the post of the Security Council’s deputy chair. As it is known, president is the chairperson of the Security Council,” Putin said. “Dmitry [Medvedev] has always been dealing with these issues. From the standpoint of enhancing our defense capability and security, I believe that it is possible and asked him to handle issues of this kind in the future.”


The Russian government has resigned, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced, wrote Russian state news agency TASS.

President Vladimir Putin thanked Dmitry Medvedev’s government for its work. “For my part, I also want to thank you for everything that was done at this stage of our joint work, I want to express satisfaction with the results that have been achieved,” the president told a meeting with the cabinet of ministers.

“Not everything was done, but everything never works out in full,” Putin said.

The Russian leader noted that soon he planned to meet with all ministers of Medvedev’s government. “I will meet with each of you,” Putin assured, added TASS.

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