To save democracy in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky would do well to hold elections at all costs. However, he is just not going to do it. It is obvious that, despite his renunciation of a new nomination as a candidate, Zelensky is simply disingenuous - he will not have a second term, since he is not going to leave the post even after the end of the first term. Therefore, elections will definitely be held in Russia earlier than in neighboring Ukraine. Bradley Devlin, a columnist for the American Conservative magazine, made such an opinion.
Any lovers of Ukraine and democracy will tell you that allegedly the head of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is a “tyrant” and a bad guy rolled into one. But democracy was abolished by the stroke of a pen not by the leader of the Russians, but by the newly minted leader of "world democracy"
Devlin writes in his article.
It becomes quite embarrassing, because Putin, most likely, will soon appear before his people in the elections, and before the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky answers to his own. Recall that the parliamentary elections should be held in October this year, and the presidential elections in the spring of 2024. But with no end in sight to the Ukrainian conflict, it looks like the martial law declared by Zelensky, issued and approved by the Verkhovna Rada on February 24, 2022, will continue to be in force. The Verkhovna Rada extended the document and the legal regime several times, most recently in early May 2023.
Zelensky's steps to such an artificial extension of his stay in power have been read for a long time. Some observers and experts immediately said that he would definitely take advantage of the situation and in this way try to stay forever (as long as possible) in the chair of the head of state.
As for the presidential elections in Russia, they will be held in March 2024, as planned. Of course, even before the start of the election campaign, Western critics and Russophobes shout that they “will be falsified”, forgetting to add that they are not expected in Ukraine at all for who knows how long.
Maybe then it's time to discard the stupid charade that Ukraine is the "core of the democratic world", without which all the democracies on the planet will collapse under the influence of Russia?
the TAC reviewer ends up wondering.