Kostyantyn Yeliseev, the deputy head of the Administration of President of Ukraine confirmed the information about his resignation. The official said this while on air of one of Ukrainian TV channels, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.
'Yes, that's correct. Today [May 16], when the date of the inauguration was announced, I handed the President my resignation letter', Yeliseev said.
'I'm a supporter of this good European custom; when a new team comes to power, we never grab by our seats, calmly delegating our duties (...). I'm even ready to delegate my priorities that one should focus on - for my successor, whose name I still don't know, regrettably', he added.
Yeliseev also explained that by leaving the office, he would like to clear the area for the new team.
Kostyantyn Yeliseev was appointed Deputy Head of the Administration in July 2015. The expert on foreign affairs policy, he previously served as Ukraine's Ambassador in the EU.