Ingush government head who resigned after mass protests receives federal deputy defense minister post
Sources close to Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the embattled former governor of Ingushetia, have said Yevkurov will receive a federal government post in place of the regional one he quit yesterday. The sources told Kommersant that Yevkurov has been appointed as a deputy to Sergey Shoigu, Russia’s federal defense minister.
Yevkurov resigned as the leader of the Ingush government following months of popular protests that stemmed from his decision to sign onto and defend a border deal with Chechnya. The deal resulted in significant territorial losses for Ingushetia.