Putin dismissed the Governor of the Pskov region Turchak

SOCHI, October 12. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the Governor of the Pskov region Andrey Turchak at his own request and has appointed temporarily fulfilling duties of Mikhail Vedernikov, the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

“The meeting of President Putin with Mikhail Yurievich Vedernikov, Deputy Plenipotentiary representative of the President in Severo-the Western Federal district by presidential decree he was appointed acting Governor of Pskov region”, – said the representative of the Kremlin. According to him, “at his own request Turchak released from the post of Governor.” “Putin signed the corresponding decree,” – said Peskov.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who heads United Russia, has appointed Turchak, the acting Secretary of the General Council of the party.