The Federation Council Committee on defence has accepted the resignation of Klintsevich from the post of first Deputy Chairman


MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS./ The Federation Council Committee on defense and security endorsed the statement of the Senator Franz Klintsevich of resignation from the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee. The Committee will propose to the upper house of Parliament on Wednesday to support the appointment of the candidacy of Alexander Rakitin. The decision was taken at the Committee meeting on Tuesday.

Franz Klintsevich said that after leaving from a post of the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security will work in the other direction. “Now I will need to particularly focus. Will work in the other direction,” – said Klintsevich, answering the question TASS correspondent on the sidelines of the forum “security Technologies”. He did not specify the reasons for the resignation and in what direction will work.

Alexander Rakitin currently holds the post of Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security. Empowered Senator from September 25, 2017, represents the Executive authority of the Republic of Karelia. Prior to this, the General-the Lieutenant Rakitin was the head of the Department of the FSB of Russia in the Western military district.

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