21 Jan 2020 17:04

Putin thanks Chaika for his work as prosecutor general

MOSCOW. Jan 21 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked Yury Chaika for his work as Russian Prosecutor General and expressed hope that the Federation Council will endorse Igor Krasnov as new Prosecutor General.

"Upon the completion of Yury Yakovlevich's work in this high office and the start of your work, Igor Viktorovich, - hopefully, the upper chamber will vote for you tomorrow - I would like to thank Yury Chaika for holding this post since 2006," Putin said at a meeting with Chaika and Krasnov.

During Chaika's term in office, "a great deal was done to strengthen the rule of law in Russia, to ensure that not only citizens feel that, but the state also grows stronger, bearing in mind the uniformity of the enforcement of Russian laws on the entire territory of Russia," he said.

"It's extremely important; we know how difficult it was in the early 2000s," Putin said. "But the Prosecutor General's Office under your leadership did a lot to ensure the uniform application and understanding of Russian laws," he told Chaika.