Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which he reduced the number of first deputy directors of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops – Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard troops from two to one. The document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
According to the presidential decree of September 30, 2016 “On the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation”, the director of Rosgvardia was allowed to have eight deputies, including two first deputies. One of them headed the main headquarters of the National Guard troops.
Changes, in particular, are made to paragraph 2 of the decree, where the words “the first deputy director of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation” – the chief of the general staff – are proposed to be replaced by “the deputy director of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation”.
Earlier on October 31, Putin dismissed Colonel General Sergei Chenchik, who was in charge of the main headquarters of the Russian Guard. The newspaper “Kommersant” linked Chenchik’s resignation to personnel policy in the Russian Guard. In the summer of 2019, the first deputy head of the department, Sergei Melikov, was dismissed. At the same time, the Deputy Director, Lieutenant General Sergei Mileiko, who was detained on October 21 in the case of fraud, left Rosgvardia.