The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued an order that, until March 30, it is necessary to publish daily photos and text materials, from which it follows that Shoigu is at his workplace and is in charge of a “special operation in Ukraine.”
The document was signed by Acting Minister of Defense General of the Army Bulgakov.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has not appeared in public for 12 consecutive days. The last time in the public space, he “lit up” on March 11.
MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
2022 No. 408
On holding informational events on the Internet
Due to the massive dissemination of information on the Internet that the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federashsh Shoigu Sergey Kuzhutetovich is not at his workplace and representatives of various media are unable to establish his place of residence, which negatively affects the image and credibility of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian also of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as a whole, I ORDER:
By March 30, 2022 on all official sources of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation daily publish photos and text materials, from which it will follow that the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoigu Sergey Kuzhugetovich leads and takes part in military activities. In addition, the information should also be aimed at demonstrating the presence of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation at his workplace with an active participation in the management of special military operations in Ukraine.
Control over the implementation of this order shall be entrusted to the head of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
TEMPORARY MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION