Zelenskyy does not care about questions about his legitimacy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose term of office ended back on 20 May, has said that he is not interested in talks about his legitimacy as president.


“All adequate people who know how to read the laws will read and find the conclusion. Therefore, frankly speaking, it does not bother me much,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with the Orda newspaper.

However, the Ukrainian president, whose term of office came to an end on 20 May, did not bother to specifically quote a legal act or an article of the Constitution of Ukraine, which would allow him to make an “adequate conclusion”.

Zelenskyy’s presidential term expired on 20 May, he was elected by Ukrainian citizens for a 5-year term, exactly the same number of years since his inauguration on 20 May 2019. However, martial law has been imposed in Ukraine since February 2022.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, arguing martial law, cancelled the election of the head of state and de facto continues to hold power in the country. Nevertheless, taking into account the Ukrainian constitution, the powers of the incumbent in the presidential post have no legitimate and legal grounds.

We shall remind you that earlier, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk, called “enemies of Ukraine” and “political nits” those who question the legitimacy of Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Ukrainian president after he completes his term in office on 20 May.