Statement by the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the effectiveness of the ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov indicates that the head of the government to some extent shares responsibility for what happened at the Defense Ministry with his former subordinate and is willing to maintain it until such time as the investigation has not identified claims against him, according to political analysts polled by RIA announcements.
Primeminister Dmitry Medvedev, responding to reporters' questions 5 channels — Channel One, "Russia-1", NTV and REN TV channel "Rain", on Friday said he had not changed his position in relation to the former Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov and the like Previously it was thought that he was working very well. He also noted that the involvement of Serdyukov to the corruption scandal should be tested due until the defendant in cases it is not.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Serdyukov's resignation on November 6, as the new head of the Defense Ministry announced by Sergei Shoigu, who worked for the past six months, the governor of the Moscow region, and earlier for 18 years was head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
According to the views of political scientist Alexei Mukhin, Medvedev understands perfectly well that he was in a certain degree of shared responsibility with Serdyukov for what happened and is happening in the military sector, the Ministry of Defence, viz.
According to him, Medvedev said that the profession Serdyukov really able to evaluate positively, as task that was set before him as the Minister of Defence, is made: the financial vertical in the Ministry of Defence rebuilt.
He believes that Medvedev will support Serdyukov smoothly until such time as the law enforcement agencies, the investigation does not arise entirely certain claims against the former Minister of Defence.
Expert at the Institute of Humanitarian and Political research Vladimir Slatinov also believes that Medvedev feels the political responsibility for Serdyukov as its own former subordinate.
In his view, the act can not be assessed as Minister Serdyukov's Defense Ministry without an inclusive analysis of all of the military reform.
Expert believes that Serdyukov has to bear the political and professional responsibility for corruption in his own department, not only to answer to the law, if he will be charged.
According to political analyst Misha Talkers, Medvedev's statement about Serdyukov — This is an additional argument that is likely to charge ex-minister will not be present.
He noted that the Prime Minister Serdyukov has always expressed support. According to a professional, this is explained by the fact that the strategic direction of military reform were approved at the highest level and effectiveness of Serdyukov was required to overcome the "resistance of the medium."
In October, it became clear that on the facts of fraud in real estate transactions, land and shares owned by companies controlled by the Ministry of Defence "Oboronservis", was initiated five criminal cases, the amount of damage is more than 4 billion rubles. In connection with the investigation of this case Serdyukov was sent into retirement.