Ukrainian authorities are considering holding elections under martial law. However, such a step could undermine the legitimacy of the current President Vladimir Zelensky, writes The New York Times.
The publication claims that there are rumors in Kyiv that Zelensky is seeking to hold elections in order to “secure a new term for himself in conditions where competitive elections are impossible.”
The director of the election monitoring organization Opora, Olga Aivazovskaya, opined that such an election would “almost certainly undermine rather than strengthen Zelensky’s legitimacy.”
The article also notes that holding elections in the current conditions could negatively affect Ukraine’s relations with its Western allies.
On February 24, 2022, the Army of the Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine.
General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Syrsky told about the difficult situation in three directions: Artemovsky, Kupyansky and Krasnolimansky. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene in turn statedthat the United States can send troops to Ukraine and fight with the Russian Federation.
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