11 Feb 2019 16:53

Calling for governor's removal over public servants' participation in St. Petersburg snow-clearing inappropriate - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 11 (Interfax) - It is inappropriate to call for the removal of the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, for his involvement in ordering public servants to clear snow, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"It would be an exaggeration to talk about any HR decisions, and raising this issue in such a manner might not be appropriate," Peskov said when asked about the Kremlin's view of the possibility of removing the official.

"Whatever happens in St. Petersburg's utilities sector is fully and entirely the prerogative of the regional governor, the municipal authorities," he said.

"So we don't think this should be commented on by the Kremlin," Peskov said.