Natalia Poklonskaya to be appointed Russian Ambassador to Cape Verde
Former Crimean prosecutor and State Duma deputy Natalya Poklonskaya will become Russia’s ambassador to the African republic of Cape Verde, located on the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. RBC writes about this with reference to sources in parliament.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, the State Duma Committee on International Affairs “in the very near future” will consider the issue of approving Poklonskaya’s candidacy for the post of ambassador. This was confirmed to Interfax by the deputy head of the committee Dmitry Novikov. The final candidacies of ambassadors are approved by the President of the Russian Federation in agreement with both chambers of parliament.
In May, Poklonskaya announced that she would not take part in the new elections to the State Duma and would engage in other activities. Sources of RBC claim that work in the diplomatic field was the wish of Poklonskaya herself.
Poklonskaya, due to her not quite systemic behavior and extravagant statements, did not want to see in the Duma of the next convocation, neither the presidential administration, nor United Russia, nor the leadership of Crimea, from which she was elected, a source close to the Kremlin told RBC earlier, and the interlocutor confirmed in the State Duma.