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Putin replaces Russia’s Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2024
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Andrey Belousov as Minister of Defense, replacing current minister Sergei Shoigu, the Kremlin said on Sunday night. “Sergei Shoigu was relieved of his post as Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation by presidential decree and was also appointed by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. Shoigu will also be Putin’s deputy in the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, Peskov said. Nikolai Patrushev, the previous Secretary...

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