“It was a decision of the government ... in order to give the president carte blanche to achieve the goals of national development,” Peskov quotes Vesti.
According to him, the decision was made against the backdrop of new assessments presented by Putin and his tasks, including amendments to the Constitution.
As Peskov noted, to implement such extraordinary tasks, a government "with maximum efficiency, maximum dynamics in work and flexibility in work" is necessary.
Earlier, the former Prime Minister of Russia, Deputy Head of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev explained the resignation of the government by the need for political renewal of the country and the time factor.
On January 15, the Russian government resigned. The chairman of the Cabinet was appointed head of the Federal Tax Service Mishustin.
On January 21, Putin appointed new members of the government. 15 people remained from the old staff, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.