The “governor” of occupied Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov dismissed. Putin replaced him with an official from Krasnoyarsk Territory of Russia

12 July 2019, 11:10

Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Dmitry Ovsyannikov from the post of “governor of Sevastopol”, according to Russian agency Interfax.

Reportedly, dismissal was the request of Ovsyannikov himself.

Mikhail Ravvozhaev was appointed “acting head” of Russian-occupied Sevastopol, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

Mikhail Razvozhaev was born in Krasnoyarsk. From 2003 to 2010 he held positions in the administration of the governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. From August 2012 to July 2014 he was deputy head of the administration.

Osvyannikov was appointed “acting head of Sevastopol” in July 2016 after Sergei Menyailo had left this “post”. In September 2017, Ovsyannikov won the “election of the governor.”

Like Razvozhaev, Ovsyannikov arrived in illegally annexed Sevastopol from Russia. From December 2015, he was Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Prior to that, he headed the regional industrial policy department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, a conflict was reported between the Ovsyannikov team and the former “people’s mayor” of Sevastopol, Alexei Chaly, who called Ovsyannikov the leader of a criminal group.