In the state Duma introduced the candidacy of the new Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine

Candidate for the post of Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine became the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district Mikhail Babich. About this to journalists on Friday, said the first Vice-speaker of the state Duma Ivan Melnikov, reports .

A meeting of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs, which will consider the candidacy of Mr. Babic, will be held on Friday at 15:30 GMT, said the Miller. The meeting will be held in the closed mode with participation of Babich. The Ambassador offers the foreign Ministry, after which it should be considered at the meeting of the profile Committee of the state Duma.

At 13.00 the candidacy of the new Ambassador behind closed doors discussed in the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs. Babich was at this meeting, the correspondent . Officially, the Committee members declined to comment, RIA Novosti gave a link to the source that the senators supported the candidacy of Mr. Babic.

That the post of Ambassador following the resignation of Mikhail Zurabov nominated Babich, eve wrote. Privolzhskogo the Plenipotentiary — the native of power structures, he served in the airborne troops and the KGB, was assistant chief of the border service of the FSB. From 2003 to 2011 was the Deputy of the state Duma, then became the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district.

On the eve Babich declined to comment on his appointment.

As mentioned , before the deputies of the state Duma and members of Federation Council Committee on international Affairs has been instructed urgently to arrive to Moscow on Friday to take part in meetings to discuss candidates for the post of Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine.

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Zurabov was dismissed on the eve of the decree of Vladimir Putin after six years of work in Ukraine. The chargé d’affaires was Sergei Toropov. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov explained to reporters that Zurabov himself had expressed the “wish” to resign, stressing that his work is appreciated in the Kremlin.”

On Thursday, Putin was replaced by the four envoys in the Federal districts. Head North-West district Vladimir Bulavin headed the Federal customs service, the presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal district Nikolai Rogozhkin was replaced by the former Governor of Crimea Sergey meniailo, presidential envoy in the Caucasus, Sergei Melikov became the first Deputy Director of Regardie and gave the chair the Crimean envoy Oleg Belevantsev, and the Crimean Federal district was United with the South.