Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on the state of health of the Governor of the Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev. His words on Wednesday, June 21, the correspondent of “Tape.ru”.
“Still no [personnel] decisions, as you know, was not taken, and, accordingly, I can not say anything in this regard”, — said Peskov, stressing that the Kremlin never announces personnel changes.
Earlier Wednesday, the press service of the Kemerovo region administration announced that 73-year-old Tuleyev has transferred operation on the spine. Details about the condition of the head region, the press service promised to tell you June 22.
On Tuesday the Deputy of the state Duma from the Kemerovo region Anton Gorelkin reported that the operation was successful. According to him, Tuleyev intends to return to work within two weeks. The head of Novokuznetsk Sergey Kuznetsov, in turn, urged the media to stop spreading rumors about the dire state of the Kemerovo Governor.
20 June, it was reported that Aman Tuleyev second time in a month extended the vacation for an indefinite period.
Tuleyev for the first time topped the Kemerovo region in 1997. In September 2015 he was elected head of the region for the fifth time, gaining more than 96 percent of the votes. It is the oldest Russian Governor.