FSB K Directorate head Ivan Tkachev may leave post
The General, who oversaw high-profile operations, can move to a senior position in the inspection department of the service.
The Head of K Directorate of the FSB of Russia, Ivan Tkachev, may soon leave his post, Rosbalt reports, citing its sources in the security services. The General can move to a leading position in the inspection department of the FSB, according to the agency's interlocutors.
Tkachev first headed the 6th Service of the FSB of Russia, and then K Directorate. The General led many high-profile operations, in particular the one against the employees of GUEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, including the Head of the central office Denis Sugrobov, the Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, the Head of the Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gayzer, the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, the former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Alexey Ulyukayev and senator Rauf Arashukov.
Earlier it was reported that the former Head of Serpukhov district, Alexander Shestun, who was arrested on charges of illegal business activities, money laundering and fraud, filed a statement with the Investigative Committee of Russia about extortion on the part of Tkachev. The Main Military Investigation Department has been carrying out a check into this fact for more than 60 days.
Sources of Rosbalt also reported that the first Deputy Director of the FSB, Sergey Smirnov, who in October 2020 will be 70 years old, may leave the leadership of the service. According to the agency's interlocutors, the current Head of the Economic Security Service, Sergey Korolev, will take the place of Smirnov. The position of the Economic Security Service Head, in turn, is to be received by Korolev's Deputy Sergey Alpatov.
In May, Alexey Komkov, Head of the Department of Internal Security, left his post. He moved to the post of Deputy Head of the FSB Counterintelligence Service. A new Head of the Internal Security Department has not yet been appointed.