Named the new chief of the GRU

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The acting chief of the General staff (GSH GU, better known as GRU) of the armed forces appointed Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov. On Thursday, November 22, three sources close to the defense Ministry, told RBC.

Kostyukov previously held the position of first Deputy chief of GRU. The post of head of intelligence was released after the death 21 Nov of Igor Korobov.

“Kostyukov was acting on the basis of the order of the Minister of defense during disease Korobov. The question of appointing his successor Korobov by his decree the President decides,” — said the interlocutor of the edition close to the leadership of the General staff.

Close to the Central apparatus of the defense Ministry source confirmed this and said that Kostyukov is considered the most likely candidate for the post of head of Department.

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