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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ambassador to Ukraine send “hard but effective”

A source in the state Duma Committee on international Affairs reported that on Friday afternoon will consider the candidacy of presidential envoy in Volga Federal district Mikhail Babich to the post of Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine. Earlier it was reported that Vladimir Putin dismissed from the post Mikhail Zurabov. Experts have called Babich “tough but effective Manager, able to resolve issues in the military.

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According to the source, reports “Interfax”. the candidacy of Mikhail Babich was submitted to the Committee on Thursday. The Committee will meet at 15:30 on Friday to consider the approval of the diplomatic representatives, in particular the Ambassador of Russia to Ukraine.

Who is he, Mikhail Babich, who should replace Mikhail Zurabov at the post of the Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine? This officer, having military awards, and had an opportunity to work both in business and in high government posts.

The presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district, was appointed in December 2011, Dmitry Medvedev, during his tenure as President of Russia. But proved Babich sooner.

Sources “MK”, when he was assigned to the PFO, as described by Babich: “very hard but very effective, which, having received any of the failed task, manages to not just get the desired result, but to do so with a minimum for the bosses of losses”.

At the time, as head of the unitary enterprise “Federal Agency for food market regulation” in 1999, Babic was involved in the distribution of humanitarian aid and has ensured that all funds from its sale went to the budget, despite the opposition of a number of senior officials.

Then Babich-Deputy Governor of Moscow region Boris Gromov on financial-economic issues and sought to increase the revenues of the regional budget, fought with the local elite over property, cease the illegal trafficking of forest and land. But then he made a lot of enemies and even became involved in the case, had been blackmailed with his family and was even fired. But then the case was dismissed, and Babich was reinstated by the court, but immediately after that, left on their own.

I managed to work Babich and the first Deputy head of administration of Ivanovo region, where he was responsible for Finance. Visited Bebic and Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic in 2002, though it worked less than a year but managed to establish a transparent system of spending coming from Moscow billions of dollars of budget tranches.


Then in 2003, Babich was elected to the state Duma, were co-authors of more than fifty bills. As a Deputy, he was before the appointment of the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district.

Also in 2008, he was selected by the leadership of “United Russia” as the Creator of the Institute of public reception of Putin in the regions.

There is no doubt that the candidacy of Mr. Babic held the approval of the Duma Committee. However, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Konstantin Grishchenko has noticed yesterday that for the appointment of the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation requires the consent of the Ukrainian side that in the current scenario, it seems almost impossible.

While the duties of the Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine takes the chargé d’affaires Sergei Toporov.

Read the material: “Maundy Thursday, Vladimir Putin“.

The Ukrainian crisis. Chronicle of events

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