On September 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin released him from his duties by decree. Vladimir Chizhov has served as Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union since 2005. “We also do not comment on what steps the partners are taking in this regard and when they request (agrement) from us,” — he explained. The permanent mission noted that they had repeatedly heard that the EU was in favor of maintaining channels of political dialogue. The press service of the Russian permanent mission to the EU told RBC that “the timing of the appointment of a new permanent representative depends on many internal and external factors.” “At the same time, it is obvious that the activity of any Russian foreign agency implies the presence of its head, appointed by presidential decree. “In the near future, Russia does not intend to appoint a new permanent representative and will be represented in Brussels at the level of charge d'affaires. However, the diplomat did not participate in the ceremony of presenting his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place in the Kremlin Palace on September 20. The issue is suspended indefinitely»,— one of them told RBC. RBC sent a request to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Authors Tags Subscribe to VK RBC Get news faster than anyone Истoчник rbc.ru “I am no longer comfortable acting as a living monument to the strategic partnership between Russia and the EU,” — the diplomat told reporters on 12 September. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told reporters on Thursday that Russia has not yet asked the EU for a new envoy. Chizhov was a candidate for senators from the executive branch of the current head of Karelia, Artur Parfenchikov, who won the election. Another RBC source familiar with the discussion of the issue said that such an appointment is not planned in the near future. Chizhov, 68, said earlier. On September 27, Chizhov was appointed a senator. Read on RBC Pro Pro No Worries: Practical Stress Management Techniques Pro Instructions What Not to Do When You're Hangover: Tips from a Stanford Neuroscientist Articles Pro How to Save Money When the Market Crashes: Economist Tips Forecasts Pro Are investment ideas left in Russia Forecasts Pro Forward to the USSR: Soviet skills that will be useful in work and life Instructions Pro Which industries will be hit by the new EU sanctions Forecasts The new EU Ambassador to Russia, Roland Galyarag, presented copies of his credentials to Grushko on September 27, after which he was able to start working as head of the EU diplomatic mission. Moscow does not intend to appoint a new permanent representative to the EU in the near future after the departure of Vladimir Chizhov and will be represented at the level of charge d'affaires, RBC learned 9/71/756644707963719.jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi) ” >< img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/9/71/756644707963719.jpg" alt="Russia will not appoint a new permanent representative to the EU in the near future" /> Russia's permanent mission to the EU will be headed by a charge d'affaires, Moscow does not intend to appoint a new permanent representative after Vladimir Chizhov's departure, two sources familiar with the discussion told RBC. On September 11, elections of the head of the region were held in the republic, according to the law, during registration, candidates propose their three candidates for the post of senator. Stano also spoke about this to RBC. “However, in the current and future work in this area, the confrontational statements of the European Union, including those made by its leaders within and on the margins of the session of the UN General Assembly in New York, also have to be taken into account,” — concluded in permanent representation. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on September 15 on the air of the Soloviev Live TV channel stated that Galyarag was already in Moscow. In turn, the official representative of the EU Foreign Service, Peter Stano, told RBC that he could not publicly comment on the process of issuing agremans and nominating permanent representatives. He noted that during his “farewell visits” told his European colleagues that “burning bridges is much easier than rebuilding them later.” As early as July 25, he became a candidate for the post of senator from Karelia. Until that time, Russia will be represented in EU Brussels at the level of Acting Permanent Representative,— added in the Russian diplomatic mission.