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The former head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov appointed to the post of Deputy defense Minister. The corresponding decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
Yevkurov also awarded the rank of Lieutenant General. Prior to that, he was a major-General.
After the new appointment of the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu has 12 deputies, including one first Deputy — chief of General staff Valery Gerasimov.
About the plans of the Russian leadership to appoint the former head of Ingushetia, to the post of Deputy defense became known in the end of June, this is with reference to sources the newspaper “Kommersant”. Minister Shoigu, in response to a request to comment on this information has directed reporters to Yevkurov.
The intention to resign Yevkurov, who headed Ingushetia in 2008, announced on June 24, two days later it was adopted by President Vladimir Putin. His decision, he explained, “fragmentation and the need for everyone to choose between their interests and the Republic”. On a post of the head of Ingushetia it was replaced by a former public Prosecutor Makhmud-Ali Kalimatov.
Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, a professional soldier and Hero of Russia, he served in command positions in airborne, participated in anti-terrorist operations in the North Caucasus and was part of the Russian contingent in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the auspices of SFOR. Known as one of the commanders of the operation in June 1999 to establish control over the airport of Slatina, which went down in history as the “roll Pristina”. During this operation, according to Yevkurov, he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia in April 2000.
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