MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Anton Vaino, who previously served as deputy chief of staff, has taken over the position. He has also been accepted as a member of the Russian Security Council, according to the Kremlin.
"President of Russia has issued a decree to release Ivanov from his duties as the head of the administration of the president of the Russian Federation," the Kremlin said in a statement.
Vladimir Putin said Friday that he was satisfied with the work Sergei Ivanov had done as Kremlin chief of staff and that Ivanov himself had asked to be transferred to a different position.
"We have successfully worked together for many years. I am satisfied with the way you have carried out the tasks you have been entrusted with," Putin said at a meeting with Ivanov, broadcast by Rossiya-24.
According to the president, Ivanov himself recommended to appoint new chief of staff Anton Vaino as his successor.