The Ukrainian authorities have decided not to hold parliamentary and presidential elections during martial law, the Ukrinform news agency reported Wednesday, citing Parliament Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk.
“It has been decided that elections will not be held in Ukraine while martial law is in place,” Stefanchuk said.
There were many discussions at both the parliamentary and government levels in Ukraine over the possible elections, Stefanchuk said.
Kiev also held consultations with its partners over the issue, in particular with foreign parliament speakers, he added.
Ukraine was due to hold parliamentary elections in October last year, while the presidential elections were initially slated for spring 2024.
The Ukrainian parliament imposed martial law in the wake of the conflict with Russia on Feb. 24, 2022, and has extended it several times since then.
In November last year, the martial law in Ukraine was prolonged till Feb. 14, 2024.