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Putin in shock Kremlin changes as he removes close ally Sergei Shoygu as defence minister


Vladimir Putin has made a shock reshuffle of his Kremlin government, removing Sergei Shoygu as his defence minister.

The Russian leader has proposed for former Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov to take over the position.

Putin has also dismisses Nikolai Patrushev from position as Security Council Secretary and appointed Shoygu, a long-time ally of his.

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