Vladimir Putin dismisses Sevastopol governor

Vladimir Putin dismisses Sevastopol governor

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree in which he released Dmitry Ovsyannikov from his position of Sevastopol Governor at his request, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Mikhail Razvozhayev was appointed acting governor.

"In his decree, the president accepted Ovsyannikov's resignation of his own accord and appointed Mikhail Razvozhayev acting governor," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

Razvozhayev occupies the position of the head of the Russian People’s Front’s Executive Committee. In October 2018, he was appointed acting head of the Khakassia Region, and before that he served as Deputy Minister for North Caucasian Affairs since 2014.

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