Putin dismisses Moscow prosecutor Churikov
Also, the president fired Igor Tkachev, the prosecutor of the Kurgan region, who became deputy prosecutor for the Far East. The reasons for Vladimir Churikov’s resignation have not been disclosed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Vladimir Churikov, the Moscow prosecutor and state counselor of justice class 2 on December 29, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported. Reasons for the resignation have not been reported.
Also, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported that the head of state had dismissed Igor Tkachev, the prosecutor of the Kurgan region, who had previously been appointed deputy prosecutor general. Tkachev will be deputy prosecutor for the Far East.
Earlier, The CrimeRussia reported that Churikov would leave his post before the end of 2018. Sources said the possible resignation could stem from his move to the central office, pursuing a different career, or a conflict with the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika.
Vladimir Churikov took up the Moscow prosecutor post in September 2015 after being the head of the Volgograd prosecutor's office for five years.
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