Putin fires several heads of regional law enforcement agencies

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June 18th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

RIA Novosti– By Inessa Sinchougova

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which dismisses the heads of several regional boards of the Investigative Committee of the Interior Ministry, the Federal Penitentiary Service, as well as the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor. The reasons behind requested resignation are not elaborated on. 

In the same decree the president made a number of new appointments: in particular, Mikhail Chernikov heads the traffic police, Igor Trifonov becomes Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia, Oleg Agarkov – Chief State Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Rostov region.

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