Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on Thursday, July 30, answered a question from journalists about the possible resignation of the Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev.
“Today there will be a meeting, today there will be communication. I don’t know, let’s wait for this event. Kobzev works very energetically, he really had to face a difficult situation, he works tirelessly, “said Peskov
We are talking about a meeting on the situation in the town of Usolye-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk Region. As the press secretary noted, this is “a rather problematic settlement”, in which there were many chemical production enterprises and all waste was stored there for decades.
“The President plans to talk separately with Kobzev in general on the affairs of the Irkutsk region,” added Peskov.
On the eve, Kobzev, as a self-nominated candidate, submitted to the election commission 10,207 signatures of voters and 264 signatures of municipal deputies and heads to take part in the governor’s elections to be held on September 13, TASS reports.
Kobzev arrived in the Irkutsk region on December 13, 2019, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed him as acting head of the region. Prior to this, the region was headed by Sergei Levchenko, who resigned of his own free will.