Shoigu restored in military service in Gen of the Army rank

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has started the fulfillment of his new duties, the ministry reports.

"The Russian president has restored Sergei Shoigu in military service in the rank of a general of the army," says the report obtained by Interfax-AVN on Wednesday.

Shoigu "is meeting with Russian Armed Forces commanders to evaluate the state of affairs in particular areas," the report said.

"Sergei Shoigu focused his meetings on the military command's efficiency in the provision of the Armed Forces operation and the execution of priorities set by the Russian president," it said.

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