14 Jun 2022 13:20

Poklonskaya says she has been appointed advisor to Russian prosecutor general

SIMFEROPOL. June 14 (Interfax) - Natalia Poklonskaya, who has been relieved by the president's decree of her duties as deputy head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation, or Rossotrudnichestvo, said that she has been appointed as advisor to the Russian prosecutor general.

"I was appointed to the post of advisor to Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Viktorovich Krasnov today," Poklonskaya said on Telegram on Tuesday.

Poklonskaya also said that she will stop posting on social media and all public activity.

"For representatives of media outlets, I announce that they should ask the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation for comment," she said.

Former deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo Natalia Poklonskaya has been offered the position of advisor to the prosecutor general in accordance with her wishes, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"Apparently, it was an offer, and the offer was in line with Poklonskaya's own wishes," Peskov told reporters on Tuesday when asked why she had been appointed to the post.

Poklonskaya served as the Crimea prosecutor for several years. She was a key personality from the transitional period that followed Crimea's unification with Russia. She was elected to the Russian State Duma in 2016 on the United Russia Party ticket. Poklonskaya was planning to run for reelection but changed her mind.

President Putin appointed Poklonskaya as Russia's ambassador to Cabo Verde in October 2021, but relieved her of these duties in February 2022 and appointed her as Rossotrudnichestvo deputy head. She was dismissed from the post on Monday.