Russian defense minister tenders his resignation

Other News Materials 19 September 2007 10:54 (UTC +04:00)

( Itar-Tass ) - Russian acting defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov has tendered his resignation, Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said after a Tuesday meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

"We have discussed another issue with Putin. I spoke to the defense minister before the State Duma's vote on my appointment to the premiership. As you know, he is a member of my family [son-in-law]. We had a talk and he tendered his resignation to the president bearing in mind the family relations," Zubkov said.