Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the local elections in Ukraine will be held in autumn after the COVID-19 epidemic is over.

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"So far, the local elections will be held if the COVID-19 epidemic ends. There is no question about this. Local elections means people elect local authorities," he said at a press conference on the first year of his presidency, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

As UNIAN reported earlier, local polls to elect members of village, town, city, district and regional councils are scheduled for October 25 along with the election of village, town and city mayors.