25 May 2022 13:33

Putin appoints Kurenkov emergency situations minister by executive order

MOSCOW. May 25 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to appoint Alexander Kurenkov emergency situations minister, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Maj. Gen. Alexander Vyacheslavovich Kurenkov Russian minister for civil defense, emergency situations and mitigation of the aftermath of natural calamities by his executive order," the press service said.

The Federation Council supported Kurenkov's nomination for emergency situations minister, proposed by Putin, on May 24.

Kurenkov used to serve in the Federal Guard Service and the central staff of the Russian National Guard.

Alexander Chupriyan has been serving as acting emergency situations minister until today. He was appointed acting minister on September 10, 2021, after the previous minister, Yevgeny Zinichev, died during a departmental exercise in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.