Moscow, June 25 (RFE/RL) -- Colonel-General Igor Rodionov, the man tipped to become Russia's new defence minister, said today he would accept the post if it was offered to him.
Rodionov was named by Security Council Chief Alexander Lebed at the
weekend as a possible replacement for Pavel Grachev who was sacked
It is not clear whether Russian President Boris Yeltsin supports
Rodionov, who is head of Russia's Army Staff Academy, told Interfax
news agency today that he had not received a job offer from Yeltsin. But he said he would accept the post of defence minister if