Russia sees the resignation of the first senior official in the Ukrainian conflict

According to Kremlin top spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Anatoly Chubais, the special presidential representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has resigned.

“Chubais resigned, but whether he left [the country] Peskov told state media on Wednesday. It was not clear why Chubais resigned, and Peskov did not elaborate.

Last Wednesday, Putin’s climate envoy, Ruslan Edergeliev, confirmed an anonymous report that Chubais had resigned.Those reports Claim Chubais has not made public comments, but he has left his position and the country due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Sure, the representative of Anatoly Borisovic confirmed that he would leave the post of special representative of the president. His decision to leave the post will have some impact on the development of our country’s climate agenda. I don’t think so, “said Edelgeriev.

Ukrainian soldiers are walking in the area
On March 22, 2022, after a drone killed at least one person in northwestern Kyiv, Ukrainian military personnel walk in the area of ​​the laboratory, which is part of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. (Fadel Senna / AFP via Getty Images)

Chubais was described in media reports as the designer of Russia’s post-Soviet privatization campaign, which began in the 1990s and was also the finance minister of Boris Yeltsin, then Russian leader. He has been working in the environment since December 2020, according to For state-owned TASS communication. He became prominent as the Finance Minister of Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s.

Chubais hung up when he was contacted by a news agency on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, a Kommersant company released daily photos of Chubais at an ATM in Istanbul.

About a week ago, Putin warned Russian officials and civilians against the conflict that began on February 24.

“Russians can always distinguish true patriots from scums and traitors, they just spit them out like beech that accidentally jumped into their mouths. They spit them out on the pavement,” Putin said in a television speech. Said in. “I am convinced that this natural and necessary social self-cleansing only strengthens our country, our solidarity, our cohesion, and our readiness to meet all challenges.”

A few days ago, Arkadi Dvorkovich, a former Deputy Prime Minister under Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, resigned from his post as chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation. He also criticized the conflict.

However, there was virtually no public opposition to the invasion of Ukraine by the political elite of countries, including the Russian oligarchs. A few state television journalists have resigned due to a conflict.

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Jack Phillips is the latest news reporter for The Epoch Times, based in New York.