“Alexander Vysokinsky was appointed on December 23 by the decree of the head of the region as the deputy governor of the Sverdlovsk region.

It is assumed that he can take the post of first deputy governor, such a possibility was discussed at a working meeting with Yevgeny Kuyvashev, "RIA Novosti quotes a statement.

It is specified that until the approval of the candidacy by the Legislative Assembly of the region, Vysokinsky will be acting first deputy.

Earlier, the deputies of the City Duma of Yekaterinburg unanimously accepted the mayor's resignation.

On December 22, URA.RU reported that Vysokinsky had written a letter of resignation of his own free will.