Franz Klintsevich: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
The reason for the departure of Franz Klintsevich from the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security, Federation Council became discontent with his comments from the Ministry of defense. On Tuesday, February 13, reports owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
As reported a source in the upper house of Parliament, the dismissal process Klintsevich was initiated by the Ministry. The interlocutor of the edition close to the leadership of the defense Ministry, confirmed that the Agency was dissatisfied with the comments of the Senator: they do not always reflect the official line and sometimes could cause harm, he said.
So, February 7, Klintsevich said that the Syrian forces moving to the crash site of the downed Russian su-25 in Idlib province. In reality, however, at this time, Russian and Turkish special forces conducted the operation to obtain the body of the deceased pilot of the Novel Filipova, said a source in the defense Ministry.
According to him, the Ministry decided that the post of Deputy Chairman of the Committee in the Federation Council gives the words Klintsevich official weight, but this is often not true. Therefore, it is better to become an ordinary Senator, then his words will not cause a similar response, says the source, “Vedomosti”.
A day earlier, the RIA Novosti source in the Federation Council announced that Klintsevich wrote a letter of resignation from the current post and become an ordinary Senator. The first Deputy Chairman of the Committee may take the Senator of Karelia Alexander Rakitin, until September 2017, led by the FSB Department for the Western military district.
Klintsevich is a post of the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security in 2015. In the Federation Council the Smolensk region. Since 1990, he was Deputy Chairman of the Russian Union of veterans of Afghanistan, where he served in the 345-m separate the parachute regiment in 1986 and 1988. Was also in Afghanistan as the senior instructor of the political Department at special promotion.
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