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