Foreigners who defended Ukraine in a war zone to get the citizenship

Source : 112 Ukraine

President Poroshenko to concider this issue promptly as a response to e-petition
15:08, 3 November 2015


The issue of obtaining Ukrainian citizenship by the foreigners, who have been protecting Ukraine, will be dealt promptly. It was stated by President Poroshenko, in response to the e-petition on "Citizenship for foreigners who protected and defended Ukraine in a war zone".

"As a head of the state I will make a decision according to the law," as said in the response.

Poroshenko also noted that the law "On Citizenship of Ukraine" provides a simplified procedure for granting citizenship of Ukraine to the persons who have rendered outstanding service to the country and people, the adoption of which is the public interest. It is needed to personally apply to the territorial division of the State Migration Service of Ukraine by place of residence and address the issue of the citizenship.

October 6, a certain law was passed; it provides the opportunity for foreigners and stateless persons to join military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also a bill on a simplified procedure for the adoption of citizenship of Ukraine of foreigners and stateless persons who joined military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been adopted in the first reading.

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