President Lukashenko dismisses senior Ministers in reshuffle


President Alexander Lukashenko carried out a major reshuffle of his Cabinet and other key posts yesterday. The Prime Minister, Governor of the Central Bank and several top Ministers were dismissed after the President had indicated that Ministers would be dismissed if the country didn’t meet key economic objectives. Belarus is due to be part of the new Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) which comes into force on 1st January and which includes the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Armenia with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan expected to join later.

The list of changes made as published on the BelTA website is as follows:

Andrei Vladimirovich Kobyakov; Prime Minister

Alexander Nikolayevich Kosinets; Head of the Presidential Administration

Pavel Vladimirovich Kallaur; Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Vasily Stanislavovich Matyushevsky; First Deputy Prime Minister

Vladimir Ilyich Semashko; Deputy Prime Minister

Natalia Ivanovna Kochanova; Deputy Prime Minister

Mikhail Anatolyevich Zhuravkov; Minister of Education

Sergei Eduardovich Nalivaiko; Minister of Tax and Duties

Vitaly Mikhailovich Vovk; Minister of Industry

Vladimir Ivanovich Zinovsky; Minister of Economy

Andrei Anatolyevich Gayev; Chairman of the State Property Committee

Nikolai Gennadyevich Snopkov; Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

Igor Ivanovich Buzovsky; Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

Anatoly Vasilyevich Lis; Chairman of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee

Nikolai Nikolayevich Sherstnev; Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee

Vladimir Viktorovich Domanevsky; Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee

Inna Viktorovna Medvedeva; Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee

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