Putin to remove Sergei Shoigu as Russia’s defence minister

Vladimir Putin is to remove Sergei Shoigu as defence minister and appoint him as secretary of Russia’s national security council.

The Russian president has proposed appointing Andrei Belousov in place of Shoigu, who has served as defence minister for years.

The reshuffle comes as Putin starts his fifth presidential term and the war in Ukraine drags on into a third year.

In line with Russian law, the entire Russian cabinet resigned on Tuesday after Putin’s glittering inauguration at the Kremlin.

More details to follow …

The Guardian

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