As the press service of the Kremlin, Tsukanov dismissed at his own request. He will be the presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district is Vladimir Bulavin.
Temporarily fulfilling duties of the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Vladimir Putin has appointed Evgeny Senichev that from June 2015, and until recently headed the regional Department of the FSB.
A native of the Gusev district of the Kaliningrad region Tsukanov has headed the region in the fall of 2010, succeeding Georgy Boos. In June 2015, Vladimir Putin has stopped the powers of the Governor at his own request and appointed him acting head of the region. In September of the same year, during the election, the Tsukanov won 70% of votes and again became Governor.
In the June rating of efficiency of governors of the Fund of development of civil society Tsukanov was in the seventies. Experts explained that the decline in the index of industrial production in the Kaliningrad region and the reduction of average nominal wages.