The head of the Chuvash Republic resigns amid scandal – media

Photo: TASS/press service of the government of the Republic of Chuvashia

the Head of Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatyev will retire, according to RBC with reference to sources close to the presidential administration. It is expected that officially the head of the Republic leaves office this or next week.

the Reason for the dismissal was two scandals. January 18, Ignatiev had to apologize for his call “wet” critics of the government journalists. According to the Governor, he meant those people who call themselves journalists, but are solely for the purpose at discrediting the government.

23 Jan Ignatiev during the presentation of keys to new fire engines forced the emergency workers to jump for the keys, which the Governor raised high above his head. The incident received wide public publicity.

Later in the press service of the Governor explained that Ignatiev was personally familiar with the fire and the events were perceived only positively. In turn, the head of the Ministry of emergency situations Evgeny Senichev called this behavior unacceptable of the head of the Chuvash Republic.

After that, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin will not assess the incidents with participation of Governor of Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatyev.

Committee of the party “United Russia” on ethics unanimously recommended that the General Council Presidium of the party to revoke the membership Ignatieff for violation of ethical standards.

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