Zelensky’s office confirms he has received PM’s resignation letter - UPDATED

   Zelensky’s office confirms he has received PM’s resignation letter - UPDATED
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The Ukrainian leader has received Prime Minister Alexei Goncharuk’s resignation letter, the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirmed on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The head of state will consider the resignation. The office of the Ukrainian president will inform the public of the president’s decision in a separate message," the presidential office informed.

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The PM's offer to relinquish his position comes after he was caught on tape criticizing President Zelenskiy. Honcharuk became the youngest head of government in the country's history when he assumed office in August, APA reports citing DW.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday after less than six months in the role.

The presidential office responded to the letter, saying they would consider it.

"I came to the position of fulfilling the program of the president. He is for me a model of openness and decency," Honcharuk said on Facebook.

Read more: Ukraine's Oleksiy Honcharuk: From political outsider to prime minister

"However, in order to take away any doubts about our respect and trust in the president, I wrote a letter of resignation and

handed it to the president with the right to submit it to Parliament," he added.

The former lawyer and deputy head of the prime minister's office became Ukraine's youngest-ever head of government at the age of 35.

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