Marat Mustafayev heads Internal Affairs Directorate for Moscow WAD
Personnel changes began after Ivan Golunov was released.
The deputy chief of the MIA Directorate for Moscow’s Western Administrative District, Marat Mustafayev, became the acting head of the Directorate, which follows from the information published on its website. The former head, Andrey Puchkov, was dismissed after the termination of the drug dealing case initiated against journalist Ivan Golunov.
Mustafayev has medals “For Distinction in Service” of III, II and I degree, “For Valor in Service,” “For Excellence in the Protection of Public Order.” Previously, he worked in the police department of the South-Western Administrative District. He started his career in law enforcement in the Altay Territory.
Earlier, the Telegram-channel Mash reported that 45 officers had left the police of the Moscow Western District. The MIA confirmed the departure of only two employees.
Policemen from the Western District detained Golunov. The MIA did not manage to find the confirmation of the journalist’s guilt, and the detainee himself stated that he became a victim of a framed-up criminal case. At the request of Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, president Vladimir Putin dismissed the head of the given MIA Directorate Puchkov.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.