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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a regular meeting with members of the government on May 7. The meeting will be devoted to the fulfilment of the package of the May 2012 presidential decrees.
Informed sources in the Russian presidential administration told the Izvestia daily that three ministers may be reprimanded at the meeting for the non-fulfilment of the tasks sets a year ago. These sooner will be the ministers of the social bloc, namely Minister of Labour Maxim Topilin, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova and quite probably Minister of Education Dmitry Livanov, the source added.
“The statements during the official part of the meeting can be moderate, but sooner the behind-closed-doors part of the meeting will be quite harsh. Several ministers face a reprimand,” the source of the newspaper said.
Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov did not confirm this report to the Izvestia daily, but pledged that the talk at the meeting can be really held with criticizing statements.
“We should look at the meeting into what in particular was not fulfilled, why it was not fulfilled and how the situation can be rectified. The meeting will be held not to punish someone, but so that the decrees will be fulfilled timely,” Peskov noted.
On the day of the presidential inauguration on May 7, 2012, President Putin signed 11 decrees, which are particularly devoted to the social policy, the improvement of the health care and education systems and the settlement of the problem of affordable housing and the quality of the services of the housing and public utility sector, the newspaper recalled. The government reported that 73% of instructions, which are aimed at the fulfilment of the presidential decrees, were fulfilled on April 29.
Member of the International Academy of Information Processes and Technologies Andrei Piontkovsky believes that the president will take a harsh attitude to the whole Cabinet at the governmental meeting. “He also voiced discontent, but he said that no results were achieved, but remarked that they had not worked for a year. The question about Medvedev’s dismissal will not be raised at the meeting. I believe that this question is settled a long time ago, but this victim should be kept in store for a more serious situation,” Piontkovsky said with confidence.
In December 2012 Vladimir Putin has already reprimanded three ministers, namely the ministers of regional development, labour and education for the non-fulfilment of the presidential decrees.