One of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s key aides has resigned ahead of an expected government reshuffle.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko was the president’s deputy head of office.
According to the BBC, he thanked Mr Zelensky for “the opportunity to do good deeds every day and every minute”.
He had been implicated in scandals linked to his use of expensive cars – though he denies wrongdoing.
Mr Zelensky has signalled that other top officials will also leave his government in the coming days.
The Ukrainian leader has said he is carrying out a series of personnel changes in government, regional authorities and the security services.
Local media reported that the departure Mr Tymoshenko – who oversaw regional policy and earlier worked on Mr Zelensky’s election campaign – may be part of the president’s shake-up.