Volodymyr Zelesnkyy, the president of Ukraine, declared on Sunday that the country would not hold elections as martial law remained in effect owing to the ongoing conflict there. Zelesnkyy stated that he would postpone both the presidential election, which is slated for early next year, and the legislative elections, which are now scheduled for October 29, 2023, in an interview with the American newspaper Washington Post that was published on Sunday. The Ukrainian president stated that “no voting will take place while martial law is in effect,” citing the ongoing conflicts with Russia and the impending Ukrainian military counteroffensive. Zelesnkyy claimed that the country’s elections “will not take place on time” because of the violence. He referred to the limitations imposed by the country’s constitution.
President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has also stated that the widely anticipated counteroffensive against Russian soldiers will start “very soon” according to his military. The leader of Ukraine warned, “There will definitely be very serious steps,” in a speech to reporters in Berlin. I’m not going to tell you when, but you’ll see it and Russia will feel it for sure. “We believe in victory and believe that the first important steps will be taken soon,” the president of Ukraine continued.