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Veteran envoy becomes first top official to quit Kremlin since Ukraine war began

LONDON: Anatoly Chubais, the architect of Russia's post-Soviet economic reforms, has quit his post as a Kremlin special envoy and left the country due to the war in Ukraine, two sources told Reuters, the highest profile protest by a Russian figure against the invasion.

Chubais, who once served as former President Boris Yeltsin's chief of staff, left his post as Vladimir Putin's special representative for ties with international organisations, one of the sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

He was appointed to the post, which was charged with "achieving goals of sustainable development", in 2020, days after resigning as the head of state technology firm RUSNANO, which he had run since 2008.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/veteran-envoy-becomes-first-top-official-quit-kremlin-ukraine-war-began-2580571

 

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