Lukashenka dismisses head of Minsk Region

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has dismissed the head of Minsk Region Executive Committee Mikalai Damashkevich.

The new Minsk Region governor is Leanid Krupets. The decrees have been signed by the Belarusian President today, reports BelTA.
Rumours about the dismissal of Damashkevich appeared several weeks ago when Lukashenka claimed that he could not find a new governor. He did not mention which region needed a new governor though. The rumours started spreading when Damashkevich took a leave.