Before that, the Senator wrote a letter of resignation from his post in which he asks to release him "at own will". He will remain an ordinary member of the Committee.
Klintsevich held the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Committee in 2015. In the upper house of Parliament represents the Smolensk region.
The speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko explained the care Klintsevich the need for rotation of leadership positions.
Later at a meeting of the Federation Council on the vacant seat was elected Senator from Karelia Alexander Rakitin. He was until September 2017 was the head of the Federal security service of the Western military district.