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No One in Ukraine Will Allow Elections to Be Held in an Unfair Way – Danilov

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that no one would allow elections to be held in the country during the war in an unfair way.

“The state must ensure that all citizens, without exception, participate in the electoral process. It is difficult for me to imagine how the guys who are today near Bakhmut, who are today in other sectors of the front, will vote. How can this be done physically? And if they do not vote, then this “Unfair. They defend our country. So they should leave and go somewhere to vote, or what? Who imagines this? 

“And those citizens who are now outside our country, who temporarily left because a crazy neighbor is shooting and there is a danger to life, then how to do this?” Danilov added.

According to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, “there are many questions that need to be answered.”

“Because if someone thinks that elections can be held in an unfair way, then I remind you once again that we are now fighting for this justice. No one will allow anyone to hold elections in an unfair way,” he stressed.

Commenting on the words of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk that the Constitution does not prohibit the holding of elections in conditions of war, Danilov said that “it is necessary to look very carefully at the conditions in which the Constitution was adopted in 1996.”

“At that time, the influence of the Russians on the communists, on the socialists and many other people in the Verkhovna Rada was enormous. Then this Constitution was adopted for a whole day. There was not enough time during the day – they adopted it at night, which, in my opinion, is absolutely incorrect when the Constitution is adopted at night. At night it is definitely not the Constitution that needs to be adopted. And then we have such consequences of these things,” he said.

The next parliamentary elections in Ukraine are to be held on October 29, 2023. However, due to a full-scale Russian invasion, their date has been postponed indefinitely.

Source : Interfax