Putin has replaced the presidential envoys in the Crimea and the Caucasus


Sergei Melikov released from the post of presidential envoy in the North Caucasian Federal district (NCFD) and appointed the first Deputy Director of Regardie. The decrees was signed by President Vladimir Putin. This was reported “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Kremlin. Later decrees were published on the website of the presidential administration.

The new envoy in the North Caucasus appointed Oleg Belavintsev, who still held the post of presidential envoy in the Crimean Federal district. Both decrees take effect from the date of signing.

Permutation of the envoys was not the first in a series of personnel decisions of Putin, which occurred on Thursday, July 28. Earlier, the President dismissed the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Nikolay Tsukanov and appointed his envoy in the Northwest Federal district (NWFD), and his predecessor Vladimir Bulavin headed the Federal customs service (FCS) instead of Alexander Belyaninov, who was dismissed after raids.

Putin also replaced the envoy in the Siberian Federal district Nikolai Rogozhkin, having appointed instead of it Sergey meniailo, which until now was Governor of Sevastopol. Acting Sevastopol Governor appointed Dmitry Ovsyannikov.

Later on the Kremlin website appeared a presidential decree on the unification of the Crimea and southern Federal districts. The Ambassador of the United district appointed who led the southern Federal district Vladimir Ustinov.