The Kremlin has ruled out violation of the decree on the resignation of the speaker


Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov denied reports that Vladimir Putin’s decree about dismissal of the head of Ministry of economic development was drawn up with violations of the law.

“There were no irregularities. By law, the appointment and dismissal is made by the head of state, which was done,” said a Kremlin spokesman (quoted by “Interfax”).

Thus Peskov commented on the allegations that the presidential decree was drawn up with violation, because it did not contain the proposal of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to fire the subordinate.

Peskov also answered negatively to the question of how to determine whether the Kremlin candidate for the presidency of the MAYOR.

Informed that the decree allegedly made in violation of, wrote human rights activist Alexander Podrabinek in his Facebook. He refers to paragraph “d” of article 83 of the Russian Constitution, according to which the President appoints and dismisses Ministers upon the proposal of the Prime Minister. He also notes that the decree of the Prime Minister’s proposal.

“Dmitry Medvedev to fire speaker not offered. No such information on the government website. This is not mentioned in the text of the presidential decree No. 606, dated November 15, 2016”, — he wrote.

Thursday, November 17, the Ministry held a meeting of first Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov with the staff of the Ministry. This was told in his Secretariat. As earlier wrote “Kommersant”, the order to hold the meeting gave Medvedev. Shuvalov has assured employees of the Ministry of that Department for a long time without a Minister will not work.

The meaning of Shuvalov’s meeting with the staff of the Ministry of economic development was to reassure workers, speech during the meeting was only about what the team needs to continue to operate as usual, said to journalists in the Duma the Deputy Minister of economy Sergey Nazarov. According to him, Shuvalov will work together more closely with the MAYOR, until a new Minister will help Elinu Eugene, who is now acting Minister. The issue of privatization of “Rosneft” the meeting was not discussed, said Nazarov. According to him, all questions, the solution of which worked for the Ministry (before the arrest of the speaker), will continue to be addressed as planned.

Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained in the night of 15 November and the next day sent under house arrest on charges of extorting bribes in “Rosneft” in the amount of $2 million for the approval of transactions for Bashneft. The former Minister said his arrest as a provocation.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the dismissal of the speaker on November 15 in connection with loss of trust.

With the participation of Svetlana Bocharova

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