The Kremlin said the number of resignations of governors in the usual rotation. According to the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, look for “opaque process” is inappropriate.
Peskov said that the statements of the governors of resignation came “on their own initiative”. “They are not first year not first year were led by their regions. They were and are in constant contact with the President, and the President repeatedly met with them repeatedly and spoke very positively about the results,” — said the representative of the Kremlin (quoted by “Interfax”).
Press Secretary of the head of state underlined that does not consider it appropriate to “seek, here are some behind-the-scenes processes.” He added that in the rotary process”, there are some electoral calendars, and, of course, everyone under this calendar at its discretion adjusts”.
Earlier, on 14 February about the early resignation was announced by the Governor of Ryazan region Oleg Kovalev. About his decision he announced at a meeting of the regional government, adding that he will not nominate his candidacy for the gubernatorial elections in September 2017. Kovalev has held this position since 2008.
About the possible resignation of the Governor of the Ryazan previously reported by the TV channel “Rain”, citing sources in the Kremlin. According to the source, the likely new head of the region can become the Deputy of the state Duma Nikolay Lyubimov.