The reason for the departure of Franz Klintsevich from the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security of the Federation Council called the discontent of his comments from the Ministry of defence, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
As told a source in the upper house of Parliament, the initiator of dismissal of the Klintsevich has become the military. The interlocutor of the edition close to high-ranking officials of the defense Ministry, noted that the Agency was dissatisfied with the statements of Senator, which, in his opinion, did not always reflect the official position, and in some cases could cause harm.
So, February 7, Klintsevich said that the Syrian special forces moves to the site of the downed Russian su-25 in Idlib province. But in fact, at this time, Russian and Turkish special forces conducted the operation to recover the body of the deceased pilot of the Novel Filipova, said a source in the defense Ministry.
The interlocutor of “Vedomosti” says that the defense Ministry believed that the position of Chairman of Committee of the Federation Council gives statements Klintsevich official weight, and is often not consistent with reality. He also suggested that the Klintsevich better to become an ordinary Senator, then his words will not be so resonant.
Earlier it was reported that Klintsevich wrote a letter of resignation from the current post and become an ordinary Senator, and the first Chairman of the Committee may take the Senator of Karelia Alexander Rakitin, who until last September was led by Federal security service of the Western military district. The question of his appointment will be considered at the meeting of the upper house on February 14.
Today it became known that the Committee of Federation Council on defense and security endorsed the statement of the Senator of resignation from the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee. Klintsevich said that after retiring from his post will work in the other direction. “Now I will need to particularly focus. Will work in a different direction,” he told TASS on the sidelines of the forum “security Technologies”, without specifying the reasons of resignation and on what kind of job focus in the future.
Franz Klintsevich holds the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security September 2015. In the Federation Council the Smolensk region. By the time behind the Senator has had four parliamentary term in the state Duma (2000-2016).
In the summer of 2016 Klintsevich made a sensational statement about the importance of holding parliamentary hearings on the issue in Russia is gaining popularity of the game Pokemon GO. Being a candidate of psychological Sciences, the Senator expressed confidence that catching pokemon can be a dangerous tool for the creation of destructive processes.
Today, some observers attribute the resignation of the Klintsevich not with “revenge pocket monster”, and with the conflict that erupted last year between him and the head of the organization of invalids of war in Afghanistan by Andrew Chepurny, who complained to President Vladimir Putin to frequent and unjustified inspections of veterans ‘ Association “Afghans”, ostensibly initiated by the Klintsevich. In addition, Chepurnoy claimed that the Senator sent him a letter in which he called the current Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin “the successor”. Klintsevich resolutely denied the fact of such a letter, calling him a fake.
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However, some experts, for example, the head of the Center of military planning Anatoly Tsiganok, believe that the departure Klintsevich from his job can mean even the beginning of his new career. “I do not exclude that he will offer to lead one of the Russian regions”, – he said.
In turn, the former member of the Federation Council, the state Secretary of the Federal chamber of lawyers Konstantin Dobrynin does not exclude that the reason for the resignation could be “too expressive and bellicose statements,” the Senator, though perhaps the reason is simply banal fatigue already age Klintsevich.
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