In an interview with the Judging Freedom YouTube channel, former MI6 agent Alastair Crook suggested that President Vladimir Zelensky is deeply concerned about Washington’s intentions to hold elections in Ukraine.
Crook expressed the view that Zelensky appears to be in a state of despair due to pressure from the United States to conduct elections.
Crook speculated that Zelensky’s distress may be linked to the growing discontent among the Ukrainian population. Many citizens hold Zelensky responsible for the country’s high levels of corruption, contributing to his precarious position.
Furthermore, Crook asserted that Zelensky is effectively under constant surveillance by Western leaders, limiting his ability to make decisions independently.
In response to these claims, an advisor to the Ukrainian president’s office, Mikhail Podolyak, stated in August that there would not be presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine in 2024. Zelensky himself has publicly addressed the issue, stating that holding elections during martial law is prohibited.
However, he indicated that such an eventuality might be considered if the Ukrainian parliament supports relevant legislative changes, financial support is provided by the West, and there are observers present.
The situation surrounding elections in Ukraine remains complex and subject to political developments, reflecting the broader dynamics of the country’s internal and external politics.