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Is Zelensky Refusing to Hold Ukraine Election Unless U.S. Pays?

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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The war in Ukraine has disrupted the country's flow of government, no more noticeable than the question of elections, recently highlighted during a television interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the interview, Zelensky, who was elected in 2019, said he told U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham that an election would cost about $135 million.

However, the details of the conversation were criticized by some who suggested the comments were indicative of "election interference" and a demand that would hit the pockets of U.S. taxpayers.

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