Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has not been seen in public since March 11. I mean, Ukraine During the last 12 days of the 28-day war, journalists have not heard from him. First of all, the employees of Mediazona paid attention to it.
After that, the Agency investigated the telegram channel that, The last time the defense minister appeared in the news was on March 11. There, Shoigu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar and He reportedly visited a military hospital the same day.
Since then, Shoigu’s name has been mentioned only once on the Kremlin’s website. It was reported that, military minister president Putin attended a meeting with members of the Security Council to discuss the “special operation in Ukraine.” But from the meeting video and No photo materials were posted.
The same evening, Channel One reported that Shoigu had awarded outstanding fighters. Although the material says that the incident took place “today”, the video completely coincided with the footage shown at the awards ceremony, which took place seven days ago at the Ministry of Defense.
Always active in the media and Where has Russia’s defense minister, who pays so much attention to his public image, disappeared?
People close to Shoigu say that he is ill and has heart problems. One of the minister’s acquaintances told Agentstvo. The journalists could not get an operative comment on the statement from the Ministry of Defense – none of the phones of the press service on the website of the department answered the calls. The agency sent a request to the president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov to clarify the issue. However, he did not respond to the request.
Shoygu is not the only Russian military leader. There has been no media coverage of the events since March 11 with the participation of Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov. The latest information about him was given by the media on March 11, when Gerasimov spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Yashar Guler.