Last year, President Volodymyr Zelensky granted citizenship to 260 people. About a quarter of them (56) were Russians. Syrians and Armenians came second in terms of the largest number of applicants by oirigin. UNN news agency reported that on Thursday.
Out of these 260, 251 people were foreigners and nine were individuals without citizenship. 17 people were refugees. 54 people who applied came from Armenia and Syria (27 from each country). 22 Iraqi people also joined the list.
Besides, Zelensky granted citizenship to 16 individuals from Afghanistan, 14 from Lebanion, 10 from Georgia, 10 from Iran, eight people from Belarus, six from Azerbaijan and another six from Jordan.
Five people each from Uzbekistan, Egypt, Nigeria, Yemen received Ukrainian passports, too. Three Moldovans, two people each from Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan were granted Ukrainian citizenship as well.
Ukrainian passports were also issued for one person each from Canada, Italy, Lithuaniam, Turkey, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan, Palestine, Algeria, Cameroon, Namibia, Gambia, Togo, Cote-d'Ivoire and Somalia.