“This is not the time for elections” Ukraine, said this Monday Volodymyr Zelensky in the midst of debate among the country’s leaders about an eventual holding of the presidential elections scheduled for 2024.
“We must decide that it is time for defense, for battle, on which the fate of the State and its people depends, and not for farce, which only Russia expects from Ukraine. I think it is not the time for elections” , he said in his daily speech.
“We have to unite, not divide, not disperse in disputes or other priorities,” he insisted.
If Russia had not launched its invasion in February 2022, the Ukrainian legislative elections should have been held in October of this year and the presidential elections in March 2024.
The Western Allies they pressureKiev to organize democratic elections even if almost 20% of its territory is occupied by Russia and when millions of Ukrainians are exiled abroad.