According to CCTV news, Medvedev said that the constitutional amendment and other contents mentioned by President Putin in his state of the Union address will have a significant impact on the balance of power and the administrative, legislative and judicial fields after being discussed and approved. Therefore, the government of the Russian Federation should give the president the opportunity to make all necessary decisions. In this case, Medvedev believes that the current government of the Russian Federation should resign in accordance with Article 117 of the constitution of the Russian Federation.
Russian satellite network reported that Putin expressed his gratitude to the members of the government for their joint efforts, “although not everything has been resolved.”.
Russian satellite network said Putin then nominated Medvedev as vice president of the Russian Federation Security Council, in charge of national defense and security.
Agence France Presse just released the news.
Before Medvedev announced the resignation of the government, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued this year’s state of the Union address in the State Duma.