Ukraine's Zelensky says 'not the time' for presidential elections

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

© APA | Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

# 07 November 2023 05:26 (UTC +04:00)

All elections including the presidential vote set to take place next spring are technically cancelled under martial law that has been in effect since the conflict began last year, APA reports citing France24.

"We must decide that now is the time of defence, the time of battle, on which the fate of the state and people depends," President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily address.

He said it was a time for the country to be united, not divided, adding: "I believe that now is not the (right) time for elections."