Shoigu’s deputy to become military-industrial complex vice-premier instead of Rogozin
According to sources, the candidacy of Yuri Borisov has already been approved.
Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov will become the new vice-premier responsible for organizing the military-technical support of the Russian Armed Forces (AF). He will replace Dmitry Rogozin in this post, writes RBC, citing a source.
According to the interlocutor of RBC, Shoigu's deputy will have to make up for the “fails in space” Rogozin admitted, and there are plenty of them. However, the new vice-premier does not need time for a “ramp-up,” said head of the Duma commission on legal support of development of MIC organizations Vladimir Gutenev.
The parliamentarian notes that Borisov took an active part so that the defense enterprises “found a reasonable balance with the customer – the Ministry of Defense.”
According to Gutenev, the first task that Borisov needs to resolve as vice prime minister is the completion of import substitution programs. In addition, Borisov will have to work in the direction of diversifying the defense industry – this task before the industry was previously identified by President Vladimir Putin.