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Putin appoints relative in defense ministry shake-up

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked four deputy defense ministers Monday and appointed a relative to fill one of the resulting vacancies. The reshuffle marked the latest stage in a radical shakeout which Putin launched in May when he unexpectedly removed his longstanding defense minister Sergei Shoigu. More than two years into the war in Ukraine, Putin has used the changes to signal that he wants to clear out wastage and corruption in the ministry and harness Russia’s war economy more effectively to serve the needs of soldiers at the front....

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