CHEBARKUL, September 27 (Itar-Tass) —— There has been no decision to dismiss the deputy chief of Russia’s General Staff, chief of the military intelligence GRU Alexander Shlyakhturov, the chief of the General Staff, Nikolai Makarov, said.
“At this point I cannot say anything about this. Shlyakhturov is the chief of the intelligence department and he remains in office,” Makarov said.
“Everybody has one’s age limit, and I cannot anticipate anything,” he said.
“No decisions exist yet. It is up to the president to decide,” the chief of the General Staff said, adding that Shlyakhturov was doing a good job.