Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump's trip to Mexico and Dilma Rousseff impeached

Read more

THE DEBATE

Bitter Ouster: Brazil after Dilma Rousseff (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Bitter Ouster: Brazil after Dilma Rousseff (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Sleeping rough, a compulsory step for asylum seekers in Paris?

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Southside With You', 'Nocturama' and remembering Gene Wilder

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

US voices concern over Turkey's offensive in Syria

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

‘Paris committed to Syrian peace,’ French FM tells FRANCE 24

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Valls, Marianne and naked breasts

Read more

Europe

Medvedev sacks senior transport official after blast

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-01-26

President Dmitry Medvedev fired a senior interior ministry transport official Wednesday following the deadly Moscow airport bombing that killed 35 people and injured more than 100 others, Russian reports said.

AP - Russian news agencies say President Dmitry Medvedev has fired a top official of the country’s transport police in the wake of the bombing at Russia’s busiest airport that killed 35 people.

The reports did not immediately specify Medvedev’s reason for dismissing the transport police head for the Russian region that includes Moscow and did not give his full name. But Medvedev criticized transport police in general for being passive.

The reports also say the chief of the transport police division at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and two officers were fired Wednesday by Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev.

In the wake of the bombing, Medvedev initially criticized the airport’s security forces. But Domodedovo’s management objected, saying transport police were responsible for guarding access to the airport area where Monday’s blast occurred.
 

Date created : 2011-01-26

  • RUSSIA

    Medvedev blames security lapses for airport blast

    Read more

  • RUSSIA

    Deadly explosion strikes Moscow airport

    Read more

  • ON THE OBSERVERS

    Amateur footage of the Moscow airport bombing

    Read more

COMMENT(S)