Kremlin sacks Putin’s longtime ally

August 12, 2016 10:46 AM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens Sergei Ivanov during a meeting in the Kremlin. Picture: Alexei Nikolsky/ AP.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and one of his closest allies, in the most high-profile power reshuffle at the Kremlin in years. The Kremlin’s press office on Friday issued Putin’s order to “relieve Sergei Ivanov of his duties”.

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