Media writes about resignation of Murmansk Region governor
There is no official confirmation, the governor still serves.
The head of the Murmansk Region, Marina Kovtun, wrote a letter of resignation after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, RBC reports citing two sources. Kovtun herself confirmed only that she flew on a business trip to Moscow. Neither the head of the region nor her press service, however, refuted her dismissal.
Kovtun was in Moscow on Monday, March 18, and returned to Murmansk the day after having had several working meetings in the capital. At the end of the week, the governor plans to participate in the opening of the traditional Festival of the North, as well as preparing for the April forum The Arctic – Territory of Dialogue, RIA Novosti reports.
Marina Kovtun has been heading the Murmansk Region since 2012. On March 19, Delovoy Peterburg published an interview with Kovtun, in which the governor did not answer directly whether she would participate in the September elections. “I am going to work. I have enough strength to continue working. And time will show in what capacity exatcly,” the head of the region said.
Earlier it transpired that the head of the Chelyabinsk Region, Boris Dubrovsky, who also flew to Moscow for business meetings, resigns. Prior to this, the Federal Antimonopoly Service announced that Dubrovsky was involved in an anti-competitive deal with a commercial organization, which received most of the contracts for the construction and repair of roads in the Chelyabinsk Region.