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SIMFEROPOL, April 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea's acting governor Sergey Askyonov said former commander of Crimean self-defense Mikhail Sheremet will be nominated for the post of first deputy prime minister.
"Commander of our Crimean self-defense Mikhail Sheremet will be nominated for the post of deputy prime minister supervising law-enforcement bodies," CrimeaInform cited him as saying.
Sheremet "risked more than anyone else" during the preparation for and the holding of the Crimean referendum.
"He's a reliable and decent person. I hope he'll cope with the new job," the acting governor said.
The post of deputy prime minister has been unoccupied since the appointment of Olga Kovitidi a member of the Federation Council upper house of Russia's parliament.