24 Apr 2024

Russian deputy defence minister charged with ‘particularly large scale’ corruption

International Editor

The Ukrainian city of Mariupol was the scene of a bitter siege until finally Russia took control of what was left of its destroyed buildings.

Now the Russian minister tasked with overseeing the reconstruction of the city has ended up in court. Deputy Defence Minister Timur Ivanov has been accused by the Russian authorities of corruption. But is that really why Moscow has moved against him?