The governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal, who is under investigation, has lost his post. The decree on the resignation of Furgal was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.
According to the document, the reason for Furgal's resignation was "loss of confidence." At the same time, by the same decree, Putin appointed the Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Mikhail Degtyarev, who will lead the region until the new elections for the head of the region are scheduled ahead of schedule in September 2021.
To dismiss Sergey Ivanovich Furgal from the post of governor of the Khabarovsk Territory in connection with the loss of confidence of the President of the Russian Federation. To appoint Mikhail Vladimirovich Degtyarev as an interim Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory until the person elected as the Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory takes office
- the document says.
Before the appointment of Degtyarev to the post of head of the Khabarovsk Territory, Putin invited him to head the region, to which Degtyarev gave his consent.
The LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky reacted to the appointment of Degtyarev as Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory. He thanked Putin "for leaving the region behind the party," and said that the Liberal Democratic Party will continue to seek the removal of charges against Furgal.
We are grateful to the President for the appointment of Mikhail Degtyarev, a deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, as Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory. We expected to keep three regions for ourselves. Moreover, Khabarovsk residents themselves asked for this, so that the new head of the region was not a Muscovite, not a native of United Russia, but a representative of the Liberal Democratic Party
- said Zhirinovsky, adding that Degtyarev will receive the support of the regional Duma, "90% of which are representatives of the Liberal Democratic Party."