Dual citizenship should be allowed in Ukraine, - Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The exception should be made for the country-aggressor; this issue can be discussed after the return of Crimea and Donbas
08:04, 27 February 2019

Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine near U.S. destroyer Donald Cook
Ukrainian Information Service, Odesa

The status of dual citizenship should be legitimized in Ukraine, as UNIAN reported citing Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

“I think that it is necessary to allow dual citizenship. Yes, we need it. However, there should be no dual citizenship with the country-aggressor under no circumstances. It will be discussed only when they return us Donbas and Crimea,” Klimkin stated during his speech near the moored U.S. destroyer Donald Cook in Odesa.

Related: Over 83,000 Ukrainians got Russian citizenship in 2018

The Foreign Minister specified that dual citizenship will allow involving foreign specialists for the work.

“So many good specialists can come from other countries to help us in the reforms. Look, even the situation with Ulyana Suprun tells a lot to us. We should come to it but clearly determine who can apply for it,” Klimkin said.

Related: Hungary opens 370 cases against Ukrainians suspected in illegal citizenship

Earlier, Ukrinfrom published a video where a few Ukrainians receive Hungarian passports and owe allegiance to Hungry in the Consulate in Berehove, Zakarpattia region. The Hungarian diplomat recommended not to inform the Ukrainian authorities about receiving the new documents. 

Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General, claimed that Ukraine's Security Service investigates this case; however, the service denied this.

Related: Ukraine could interest foreign investors with its citizenship

Tamás Menczer, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Spokesperson, later reported that Hungary did not intend to withdraw its consul from Berehove due to the scandalous video about the issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians.

In its turn, Ukraine claimed that in case, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary does not withdraw their consul from Berehove, and then Ukraine will offer him to abandon the territory.


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