Jan 16, 2020 07:18 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Feb 19, 2020 06:53 Asia/Tehran]
  • Mikhail Mishustin appointed as new Russian Prime Minister
    Mikhail Mishustin appointed as new Russian Prime Minister

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has appointed the country's tax service chief, Mikhail Mishustin, as new prime minister.

Iran PressEurope: It comes after Dmitri Medvedev resigned in a surprise move earlier on Wednesday, Kremlin announced.

Duma, Russia’s lower parliament, is expected to approve the appointment on Thursday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin thanked Medvedev — who has been offered a new position as vice-chairman of the Security Council — for his service.

Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev unexpectedly submitted both his and his government’s resignation on Wednesday.

Medvedev will now serve as deputy of the National Security Council, a newly created position. 207/211

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