Zelensky endorses dual citizenship for Ukrainians residing in US

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian president believes it would be nice for these people to get the Ukrainian citizenship, keeping the American one
13:46, 3 September 2021

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky supported the idea of dual citizenship for Ukrainians who reside in the United States. He said so during his speech at the Stanford University in California.

"Yes, I support the dual citizenship so that people could get the Ukrainian citizenship, not losing the American one", he said.

According to Zelensky, the Ukrainian Parliament is looking into this issue now. Zelensky added that double citizenship would not have become a problem in peaceful times. But now, it is complicated, given the situation in Donbas and Crimea, where Russia actively issues its passports to Ukraine; by now, some 600 Ukrainians received passports. 

The Ukrainian leader added that certain citizens obtain citizenships of other countries "with bad intentions".

Related: Officials to mention dual citizenships in declarations, - Zelensky

Currently, Zelensky stays in the U.S. with a working visit, invited by his American colleague Joe Biden.

Related: First Ukraine's Olympic champion Baiul renounced Ukrainian citizenship

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