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MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Artamonov. The corresponding presidential decree was published on the official portal of legal information on Monday.
"Vladimir Sergeyevich Artamonov shall be relieved of his duties as a deputy minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters," the decree reads.
Besides, the decree dismisses Major General Sergei Vorontsov, deputy chief of the National Crisis Management Center’s emergency response at the Emergencies Ministry, and Sergei Kadalov, the head of the Emergencies Ministry’s supervisory and preventive efforts department.
Some regional senior officials of the Investigative Committee, Federal Penitentiary Service, Interior Ministry, alongside the Kostroma region’s prosecutor, have been sacked as well.
The same decree announces new senior appointments at regional branches of the Emergencies Ministry, Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), Investigative Committee and Interior Ministry.