Ukraine is ready to go to the election despite the ongoing war, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy told reporters.
"I am ready for elections. We will do whatever it takes to hold elections in Ukraine," Zelenskyy said.
The Ukrainian President has indicated that wartime restrictions may be imposed for the election, which is due to take place on October 29.
Zelenskky also commented on the presidential elections in the United States next year.
"The Russians are counting on the American elections," he said, pointing to the candidates in the Republican Party who favor peace between Ukraine and Russia. But despite this situation, he said, they have support from both parties in the United States (US).
"It is important that the American people support democracy, support Ukraine, support our struggle," he emphasized.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a support visit to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is reported that Blinken, who wants to show US support for the counter-offensive launched by the Ukrainian army in June, will stay in Kyiv for two days.
Blinken also announced a new 1 billion dollar aid package to Ukraine, including ammunition for the High-Performance Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) missiles and depleted uranium shells.
Source: Anadolu Agency