Mayor of Krasnodar resigns

Andrey Alekseenko

Deputies of Krasnodar prematurely terminated the powers of the head of the city Andrey Alekseenko. This was announced during the meeting, which was broadcast in the group of the City Duma “VKontakte”. The decision was made unanimously.

On the eve of the mayor submitted his resignation of his own free will in connection with the transition to another job. “Kommersant” and TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov, citing sources, reported that Alekseenko would head the council of ministers of the administration of the Kharkiv region (previously, the Krasnodar Territory took patronage over the part of this region of Ukraine occupied by Russian troops during a special operation).

“We understand where you are go. <…> This place is very responsible and— we all perfectly understand— unsafe»,— Vera Galushko, Chairman of the Krasnodar City Duma, commented on Alekseenko's new job.

The outgoing mayor himself also spoke at the meeting. He called the decision to leave important and difficult— “both in the life of an employee and in the life of a person: both the place of residence and the permanent place of work change.” “You all know that the Krasnodar Territory patronizes the Kharkov Region. <…> There, people living in this territory need help, they really need help, and the Krasnodar Territory provides it, — he emphasized.

Alekseenko is 44 years old. He has been the head of Krasnodar since the fall of 2021, before that he was the first deputy governor of the Krasnodar Territory, oversaw construction and architecture issues in the region.

At the end of last year, Alekseenko was detained on suspicion of taking a bribe in the form of weapons worth 1.6 million rubles. A criminal case was opened against him under Part 6 of Art. 290 (taking a bribe on an especially large scale). The case of the mayor was transferred to the central office of the Investigative Committee, it was not terminated, but Alekseenko returned to work on the day of his arrest. According to Kommersant, the head of Krasnodar admits that he received an expensive gun, but insists that it was a birthday present.

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