This invasion which started in February 2022 is not over yet. Ukraine’s next presidential election is approaching. However, President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his reluctance to hold elections due to the war. He claimed that now is not the right time for elections.
He said all this in his regular address on Monday. News from AFP.
According to the report, current President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his reluctance to hold a vote amid debate among the country’s leaders over the possibility of presidential elections in 2024. On Monday, he said, he does not believe that the current time is the right time for elections.
The report also said that all elections, including Ukraine’s presidential election scheduled for next spring, have been canceled under martial law. Martial law has been in effect in Ukraine since the war essentially broke out last year.
“We must decide that now is the time for defense, now is the time for war,” Zelensky said. On which the fate of the state and the people depend.’
He said, it is time to unite the country. It’s not time to split up. In his words, ‘I believe, now is not the (right) time for elections.’
Ukraine’s foreign minister said last week that Zelensky was “assessing” whether it would be possible to hold elections next year in the wake of Russia’s attack. He warned at the time that voting would be difficult because of the large number of Ukrainians stationed abroad and troops fighting on the front lines.
In addition, the parliamentary elections that were supposed to be held in Ukraine last month were also canceled due to the war.
AFP says Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine in 2019. In September this year, he said he was “ready” to hold elections if necessary and also offered to allow international observers to observe the vote.