Russian President Vladimir Putin, by his decree , released Natalya Poklonskaya from the post of deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo . The document has entered into force.
Poklonskaya said on her telegram channel that she had left Rossotrudnichestvo “due to a transfer to another job.” “I am grateful to our President for his support and trust!” Poklonskaya wrote. She did not specify where she will continue to work.
In early February, Putin released Natalya Poklonskaya from her duties as Russian ambassador to Cape Verde and appointed deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo. Poklonskaya refused the post of ambassador due to “personal circumstances”.
After the start of the war in Ukraine, Poklonskaya called the Russian invasion a “catastrophe”, called on Russians and Ukrainians to “stop this madness and inciting hatred for each other”, and stated that the letter Z, which has become the main symbol of the Russian invasion, is “a tragedy and grief for both Russia, and for Ukraine.
After Poklonskaya’s statement about the letter Z, Rossotrudnichestvo announced that “the conclusions required by all our codes and regulatory frameworks will be made.”
Natalia Poklonskaya is a native of the Voroshilovgrad (Lugansk) region of Ukraine. Her native village after 2014 was under the control of the self-proclaimed LPR. Poklonskaya lived in the Crimea since childhood. She worked in the prosecutor’s office, after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, she became the prosecutor of Crimea. In Ukraine, Poklonskaya was accused of high treason.
After five years of work in the State Duma, Poklonskaya did not run for a new convocation of parliament in 2021. According to RBC, United Russia and the Kremlin did not want to see Poklonskaya in parliament “because of her not quite systemic behavior and extravagant statements.”