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Ukrainian government accepts resignation of head of Naftogaz energy company

Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz head Vitrenko visits gas well in Lviv region

KYIV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government approved the resignation of Yuriy Vitrenko as chief executive of state energy company Naftogaz on Tuesday, the company said.

It said on the Telegram messaging app that Vitrenko would remain in the role until Nov. 3, but gave no further details. Asked by Reuters about the reason behind his resignation, Vitrenko declined to comment.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage)