Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Arestovych has offered his resignation after suggesting a Russian missile which hit a building in Dnipro, killing forty-four people, was shot down by Kyiv.
Mr. Arestovych apologized and said he had made a fundamental error.
Reports say the original remarks caused widespread anger in the country, and was used by Russian officials to blame Ukraine.
The adviser is a well-known figure because of his daily updates on You Tube watched by millions and one of the most public Ukrainian faces of the war, using his You Tube to hold daily discussions on issues related to the conflict.
Meanwhile, Ukrainiane’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has not yet commented on Mr. Arestovych’s decision to resign.