Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute says extending the deadline for nominations is not possible
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky © Presidency of Ukraine / Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Following an open letter from EU politicians, Norwegian Nobel Institute’s director Olav Njølstad has stated that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee will not be able to extend its deadline past January 31 to make the nomination of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky possible.
“As of today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has not received the letter mentioned in your request. The Committee cannot extend the Nobel Peace Prize nominations deadline, which is January 31,” the director said, in response to RIA Novosti’s inquiry.
He added that the members of the Committee retain the right to put forward their own nominations until its first formal meeting, which has already taken place on February 28.