KIEV, January 17. /TASS/. Ukrainian Presidential Aide Alexey Arestovich has announced his resignation.
"I have written a notice of relinquishing my position. I would like to set an example of civilized behavior: a fundamental error [was made], this means resignation," he wrote on his Facebook page (owned by the US-based corporation Meta, outlawed as an extremist organization in Russia) on Tuesday.
On the evening of January 14, Arestovich said that part of a residential building in Dnepropetrovsk had collapsed because a projectile shot down by Ukrainian air defenses fell on it. Following this, he was sharply criticized by Ukrainian society.
On January 16, Ukrainian legislator Alexey Goncharenko reported that a petition to fire him was launched. The lawmaker accused him of high treason for the remarks about the causes of the building partially collapsing in Dnepropetrovsk.