Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov commented on the article “Novaya Gazeta” about the imminent resignation of the Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov.
“Rumors and speculation” — he said , answering the question about how correct the information published.
Earlier Sunday, September 4, “the New newspaper” with reference to unnamed sources reported that the speaker in the next few days unable to dismiss. The interlocutor of the edition told that one of the reasons for such a decision was the systematic understatement of the area of forest fires, the death of the rescue team at the mine “North” in the Komi Republic, the crash of Il-76 taking off on a fire near Irkutsk, and also the death of the head of EMERCOM in the Primorsky territory during the recent floods.
On 29 August, Primorsky Krai the Typhoon hit, which came from the Japanese sea. Due to heavy rains in 13 districts rescuers have introduced a state of emergency. In some localities there was a collapse of soil, some of the roads were flooded. MOE began to evacuate residents of several districts of Primorye.
2 September it became known that during the rescue operation in Primorye killed the head of the regional Department of EMERCOM Oleg Fedora. In connection with his death, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under part 1 of article 109 of the criminal code (causing death by negligence).
Il-76 of EMERCOM of Russia was lost during a forest fires in the Irkutsk region on 1 July. At the specified time, the aircraft has not been in touch, and two days later its wreckage was found on the slope of a hill. All ten people aboard were killed. The press service of EMERCOM of Russia on the results of the interim report of the Interstate aviation Committee said that the cause of the crash of Il-76 steel external factors.
The accident at the Pivnichna mine was on the 25th of February. In a series of explosions killed 36 people, including five lifeguards.
Vladimir Puchkov, head of EMERCOM after the resignation of Sergei Shoigu in the spring of 2012. Running Shoigu, the Ministry was in 1994.
If Beams leaves office, it will be already the second resignation of a member of the government recently. On 19 August the resignation was sent to the Minister of education Dmitry Livanov. This position was appointed Olga Vasilieva, who previously worked as a Deputy head of management on public projects of the presidential administration. Livanov became the President’s special representative on trade and economic relations with Ukraine.