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Kremlin: Dyumin to oversee defence industry, Patrushev to handle shipbuilding

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Moscow: Newly promoted Kremlin aide Alexei Dyumin will oversee the defence industry and Nikolai Patrushev will have a remit for shipbuilding, President Vladimir Putin‘s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief of Staff Maxim Oreshkin will have a mandate including economic issues as well as transport, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Referring to Patrushev’s appointment, Peskov said shipbuilding was a big complex, strategic sector where his experience would play a big role.

Patrushev is a close Putin ally who previously served as secretary of the Security Council.

In that position he has been replaced by Sergei Shoigu, whom Putin unexpectedly removed as defence minister on Sunday. Peskov said Shoigu had a wide range of tasks in his new role that were of great importance to Russia.

Published 14 May 2024, 10:07 IST

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