|Title:||Wartime Elections in Ukraine Are Impossible|
|Date published:||July 11, 2023|
|Date updated:||July 11, 2023|
It is illegal under Ukraine’s constitution to hold elections while martial law is in effect. These rules predate President Zelensky’s time in power.
This Foreign Policy article gives a detailed overview of why holding elections in wartime Ukraine would be not just illegal, but would also put millions of civilians at risk while lining up under Russian missiles. An election today would also disenfranchise many of the millions of Ukrainians who are displaced, abroad as refugees, under Russian occupation, or prisoners in Russia.