The city Manager of Elista has chosen the former head of the DNI, against which all fall locals protested

City Council of Elista was elected head of the city administration the former head of the breakaway Donetsk people's Republic Dmitry Trapeznikov the City Assembly of Elista was elected head of the city administration the former head of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic Dmitry Trapeznikov
administration of the city of Elista

the City Assembly of Elista was elected head of the city administration the former head of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic Dmitry Trapeznikov, who last September was appointed acting city Manager of Elista. For the candidate Trapeznikova voted 19 deputies of the 23 present, have informed RIA “news” in a press-service of the city hall.

the competition for the position of city Manager was also made Deputy head of administration of Elista Tseren of Surguchev, Sanal of Rangenow and Valentine Erdniev. Each applicant was allocated a half hour for presentation of its plans for the development of the city, after which they answered questions from members of the Commission, writes RIA “Kalmykia”. The Agency said that of the 23 deputies voted against two Trapeznikov, one abstained.

Trapeznikov was appointed acting head of administration of Elista, on the recommendation of the Governor of Kalmykia Batu Hasikov: he said that in the Donbass Trapeznikov was “the best school for a crisis Manager.” The Governor justified this appointment by the need to fight corruption, crime and the budget deficit, “innovative solutions”.

RBC wrote that the candidacy Trapeznikov proposed by the former presidential aide Vladislav surcov. Hasikov in a video message to the people of the Republic stated that he personally decided to invite the former head of the DNI to Elista.

Assignment Trapeznikova has led to protests. The participants noted that sistency know nothing about politics, and he has nothing to Kalmykia. Protesters also demanded the return of direct elections of the mayor.

the Inhabitants of Elista think Trapeznikova stranger, who “fought against their own state” and “managed to annoy people” in Ukraine. “The appointment Trapeznikova shows a complete disrespect for the residents of Elista from the city and Republican authorities”, – said in a statement the activists of the Executive Committee of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmyk people, quoted Znak.com.

Tens people, among which about half are retirees, were fined for participating in protests. They said they can’t pay fines because of low pensions, some noted that they would have to starve.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering journalists ‘ questions, consider whether the Kremlin the leaders of LNR and DNR as a personnel reserve, said that such appointments are the prerogative of heads of regions. “The main thing here is to comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation, to have Russian citizenship, and in this respect compliance with Russian laws is the main criterion,” said Sands. In January the post of the head of Elista and the head of the city administration were divided. The mayor of Elista was the Chairman of the city Council Nikolay Arsaev.

Dmitry Trapeznikov was headed by the DNI in the short period from 31 August to 7 September 2018 after the death of Alexander Zakharchenko. In the administration of the DNR Trapeznikov at different times engaged in domestic and foreign policy issues, led the regulatory authorities, fought on the side of the militia and rose to the rank of Colonel.