Russia’s Putin proposes sacking Defence Minister Shoigu, parliament says

By Thomson Reuters May 12, 2024 | 1:27 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed replacing his defence minister and long-term ally, Sergei Shoigu, more than two years into the Ukraine war, the upper house of parliament said on Sunday.

Putin proposed Andrei Belousov, former deputy prime minister, as the new defence minister.

Putin proposed that Sergei Lavrov remain as foreign minister.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alex Richardson)