The advisor to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Cabinet, Aleksey Aristovich resigned after he was criticized for his statement that the Ukrainian air defenses caused the explosion of a residential building in Dnepropetrovsk.
This came after Aristovich retracted his statement that the missile that fell on a multi-storey building in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, on Saturday, was shot down by the Ukrainian air defense system.
He wrote in Telegram on Tuesday morning: “I made a huge mistake on air… It doesn’t matter why the public hears it, but from now on I’ll be more careful in dealing with the information I speak about… I sincerely apologize to the victims and their families, and to the residents of the Dnepropetrovsk”.
Shortly after that, he added in another post: “I wrote a letter of resignation… I want to set an example of civilized committing behavior, a serious mistake that requires resignation”.
Earlier, the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk severely criticized Aristovich for questioning the Ukrainian authorities’ version, which claimed that the building was targeted by a Russian missile, and called on the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Bureau to give a necessary response to his statements, while the Ukrainian parliament began collecting signatures to dismiss Aristovich.
Last Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Kyiv’s attempts to hold Russia responsible for the destruction of a residential building in Dnipropetrovsk, confirmed that Russian forces don’t target residential buildings and social infrastructure in Ukraine.