Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed two generals of the police because of the case of the journalist the Internet-editions “Medusa” Ivan Golunova. The corresponding presidential decree published on the Kremlin website.
Their positions lost the head of UVD po ZAO major-General Andrey Puchkov and the head of Department on control over drug trafficking of the MIA of Moscow the General-the major Yury Devyatkin.
The correspondent of Department of investigations of “Medusa” Ivan Golunov was released on Tuesday after the case was dismissed on the sale of drugs. Previously, he was sent by the court under house arrest. The case was closed due to lack of evidence Golunova. The investigators promised to investigate. Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has declared that will petition for the dismissal of generals.
The journalist was detained in Moscow on 6 June. Police allegedly discovered he had a few packages with drugs. Golunov denies the charges and linked the case to his professional activities. The arrest of the journalist has caused a wide public resonance.