Anatoly Chubais, a senior advisor to Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has quit his job as a Kremlin envoy to international organizations.
“Chubais has resigned at his own request,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, NAN reports.
The 66-year-old Moscow insider’s resignation was reportedly linked to Russia’s war against Ukraine, but Peskov said that it was a “personal” decision.
It was reported that Chubais was leaving Russia for Turkey.
Chubais, long seen as a member of the Kremlin’s liberal camp and who also held the climate portfolio, took office as a special representative to international organisations in December 2020.
Decades earlier, under then-president Boris Yeltsin, Chubais was an architect of Russia’s post-Soviet transition to a market economy.
The war between Russia and Ukraine began in February and many casualties have already been recorded.