The Russian government under Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that she will step down. The Russian news agency TASS reported today, citing the head of government.
President Vladimir Putin will appoint a new government and has instructed the previous cabinet to remain in office until then, Interfax reported. The news agency cited Medvedev. Putin will appoint him deputy head of the Security Council. There he should be responsible for defense and security, Interfax reported.