Zelensky's office reiterated the impossibility of holding elections during hostilities
Adviser to the head of the Office of the Ukrainian President Mikhail Podolyak announced the impossibility of holding parliamentary and presidential elections in the country before the end of hostilities.
On the air of the Ukrainian telethon, Podolyak named the reasons that make it difficult to hold elections in Ukraine. As such, the adviser to Zelensky’s office called the martial law in the country, the inability to ensure full participation in the elections for military personnel at the front, a significant number of citizens who left the country, as well as the high cost of holding elections.
According to the Spanish publication El Pais, the Kiev regime is considering holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2024 in order to stop the decline in Zelensky's popularity and ensure the legitimacy of the current government in case of possible negotiations with Russia. More precisely, the West insists on holding elections.
Earlier it was reported that US Senator Lindsey Graham continues to insist on holding elections in Ukraine, which he considers a symbol of the existence of Ukrainian statehood despite the ongoing armed conflict.
Zelensky agreed with Western curators on the need to hold elections, however, referring to the lack of funds in the state budget of the country, he demanded that five billion dollars be allocated for their holding. At the same time, according to the head of the Kyiv regime, the funds should be provided not in the form of another loan, but free of charge.
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