Putin appoints former chief prosecutor of Ingushetia head of republic
Yevkurov resigned on the background of protests against the revision of borders with Chechnya.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin appointed the head of the department of Rosprirodnadzor for the Samara Region, Mahmud-Ali Kalimatov, to the position of acting head of Ingushetia, TASS reports. Previously, Kalimatov worked in the republic as chief prosecutor.
Putin accepted the resignation of Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who explained his decision by the lack of unity among the residents of Ingushetia. At the end of 2018, the republic exchanged border areas with Chechnya, which caused outrage among many Ingush people and resulted in rallies and riots. Yevkurov’s resignation was among the protesters’ demands.
Mahmud-Ali Kalimatov served in the GDR, began his career as an investigator of the District Prosecutor's Office and worked almost all the years in Samara. In August 2004, he was appointed prosecutor of the Republic of Ingushetia by order of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, but in 2007 he returned to Samara and headed the governor’s Control Department, and in 2012 he became an adviser to the head of the Samara Region. In December 2015, he headed the Samara department of Rosprirodnadzor.