Putin appoints seven generals to senior positions in Rosgvardia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed seven generals for managerial positions in the Federal Service for National Guard Troops (FSVNG) of Russia. This was reported by the Rosgvardia Department on interaction with the media and civil society institutions.
Major General of Police Alexander Zhilkin was appointed to the post of Chief of the Main Department for Private Security. The Main Personnel Department was headed by Major General Victor Matsyuk; Major General Vasily Fedoruk has become Chief of the Special Forces. In addition, the Office of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops for the Republic of Bashkortostan is now headed by Police Major General Vyacheslav Andreev.
Major General Alexander Cherkasov has been appointed as the First Deputy Commander of the North Caucasus Military District of the National Guard Troops. Lieutenant General Nikolai Protas was promoted to the post of the Deputy Commander of the North Caucasus Military District, and Major General Alexander Romanenko became the First Deputy Commander of the North-West District National Guard.
In addition, Vladimir Putin appointed Colonel Alexander Veklich as the head of the Department on cooperation with the media and civil society institutions. By the same decree, the Head of State also selected executives for the Office of the National Guard Troops for the Republic of Dagestan, Samara Region, Stavropol Territory.
A native of Grozny Lors Khamiev, who has served several years for preparing an attempt on Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been arrested by court along with another defendant. They have already been charged with the murder of Azerbaijani Garib Orudzhev during the night of February 15.
The high-profile shootout in Oko Tower in November 2017 – at least, 40 gunshots were fired there – has led to unexpected consequences a year later. Seven high-ranked investigators of the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) have submitted a collective resignation letter, and the inquest into the incident in Moscow City International Business Center was resumed. In fact, this chain of events resembles another firefight that had occurred in 2015 near Elements Restaurant on Rochdelskaya street, Moscow and also resulted in a number of high-profile criminal cases against senior ICR officials and incarceration of ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy.