Policemen to hold rally in defence of ex-head of Directorate of Internal Affairs in Western Administrative District fired due to ‘Golunov’s case’
Around 500 persons have signed a petition in support of Major General Andrey Puchkov.
Employees of police are going to hold a rally in defence of an ex-head of the Directorate of Internal Affairs in the Western Administrative District - Major General Andrey Puchkov who had been fired due to a case related to a reporter Ivan Golunov, reports Moskovsky komsomolets. The approximate date of the rally is June 14. No details on the location have been provided, so far.
Besides that, Change.org posted a petition in support of Andrey Puchkov. More than 500 persons have signed the petition.
MIA’s head Vladimir Kolokoltsev had asked the President of Russia to fire Puchkov and a head of a directorate for narcotics control of the Moscow Department of the Russian Ministry of Interior Yury Devyatkin following release of the reporter Ivan Golunov who had been accused of drug dealing by mistake. The day before, Vladimir Putin signed signed a decree announcing the dismissal.
The transregional trade union Moscow trade union of police told Znak.com that Puchkov had signed his retirement paper. Besides that, the trade union added that employees of the Directorate of Internal Affairs in the Western Administrative District wanted to record a video message in support of Puchkov and render it to a Q&A live phone-in with Vladimir Putin, however the general convinced the subordinates not to do it.