Medvedev took disciplinary action with Onishchenko


Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev took disciplinary action with his assistant — former head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko. The corresponding decree was published on 24 may on the official Internet portal of legal information.

“To remove Onishchenko Gennady Grigorevich, assistant to the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation, D. A. Medvedev, previously imposed in accordance with the decree of the RF government dated 24 February 2016 No. 284-R disciplinary action”, — stated in the decree Medvedev.

On 26 February this year, Medvedev reprimanded Onishchenko in connection with the violation of requirements of law on civil service. It was about the failure to observe the rules of public speaking, said the government statement. What statements Onishchenko became the reason for the reprimand was not formally specified. Press Secretary, Natalya Timakova, and he Onishchenko did not comment on this topic.

Assistant of the Prime Minister Onishchenko began in October 2013 immediately after the resignation from the post of the head of Rospotrebnadzor. How to write”Vedomosti”, the reason for dismissal could be complex relationship with other members of the government, including Medvedev himself. The Federal official told the publication that Onishchenko allegedly was ready to listen to the only President Vladimir Putin. And at the head of the CPS, and an assistant to Medvedev Onishchenko regularly make sweeping statements.

In April Onishchenko has put forward in the primaries of “United Russia” on one-mandatory district Tushino in Moscow, which took place on 22 may. As reported the head of Executive Committee of capital branch “an United Russia” Oleg Smolkin, Onishchenko became the winner of the preliminary voting. The final results of the primaries has not been announced yet.