First entry: Friday, September 16, 2022, 04:58
The Council of the State Duma (Lower House) will consider summoning Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to ask him questions in a closed session, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Thursday, citing well-known lawmaker Sergei Mironov.
It is almost unheard of for the State Duma to call a defense minister to account for himself. However, Russia’s armed forces have been openly criticized by military commentators this week after they lost control of large parts of Ukraine’s Kharkiv region following a lightning advance by Ukrainian forces.
Mironov, who is a staunch supporter of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and head of the small pro-Kremlin Just Russia party, reportedly said the State Duma Council that manages the chamber’s business would discuss the issue on Monday.
Mironov in a post on Thursday on Twitter wrote that his party proposed to hold a meeting with the participation of Shoigu “where deputies will be able to talk with him behind closed doors and ask him all the questions that interest us and the citizens.” .
Sources: AMPE, Reuters
Last updated: Friday, September 16, 2022, 05:15