Peskov commented on the resignation of Deputy interior Minister Viktor Kiryanov

Peskov commented on the resignation of Deputy interior Minister Viktor Kiryanov

MOSCOW, December 11. The resignation of Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Victor Kiryanov is not associated with the incident in St. Petersburg on 4 December with the participation of police officers.

“No, there’s no connection,” – said the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

On Friday, President Vladimir Putin dismissed Viktor Kiryanov.

In the decree of the head of state the reason for the resignation is not called.

The Deputy interior Minister for transport safety Kiryanov worked since 2011.

The attack on the police

The incident occurred on the morning of 4 December at about 11:00 Moscow time on crossing of Avenue Marshak and Murinsky road in Krasnogvardejskiy area of the city.

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Unknown persons from the automatic weapon have shot the car of the staff of the Ministry of internal Affairs on transport, as a result one police officer died of his wounds on the spot, the second was hospitalized in serious condition.

Criminal case under item 317 (attempt at life of law enforcement officers) and 222 (illegal arms trafficking) of the criminal code.

In connection with the incident was mentioned in the media two construction company LSR and VC, large-scale building sites which are located about the scene. Unofficially, police allegedly was carrying money intended for payment working in construction workers. Earlier both companies said that have no relation to the incident.