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Russian Security Official Quits

August 11, 1993| Associated Press

MOSCOW — The head of Russia's Security Council has submitted his resignation, a news agency reported Tuesday.

Interfax said that Yevgeny I. Shaposhnikov asked President Boris N. Yeltsin to accept his resignation but did not report why he wanted to quit. Other officials declined to confirm or deny the report.

Shaposhnikov left his position as military commander of the Commonwealth of Independent States in June to take over as Security Council head.

Interfax did not say when Shaposhnikov tendered his resignation from the council. The resignation must be accepted by Yeltsin.

Yeltsin recently ordered the staff of the Security Council, a secretive body in charge of Russian national security, expanded from 10 to 50, the newspaper Commersant Daily reported Tuesday.

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