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1,000 foreigners got Ukrainian passports in 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, President Petro Poroshenko stopped citizenship of about 6,000 Ukrainians
15:58, 14 February 2019

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko granted citizenship of Ukraine to 1,000 foreigners in 2018. The majority of them are Syrians, Russians and Armenians as Ukrainian News reported.

“From January 1 until December 31, 2018, President of Ukraine made decision and orders on the granting of citizenship to 988 persons were issued,” the administration of the president said.

According to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, there are no people who have distinguished service to Ukraine, including those who do military service in the Armed Forces and marked by the stated award or those, whose citizenship is the state interest of Ukraine.

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According to the State Migration Service, there are 156 Syrians, 126 Russians and 109 Armenians on the list of people, who got the citizenship. 95 people were stateless persons.

Besides, 65 people from Afghanistan were granted Ukrainian citizenship as well as 50 people from Moldova, 43 from Georgia, 39 from Azerbaijan and Iraq, 38 from Uzbekistan, 34 from Iran, 33 from Lebanon, 19 from Pakistan, 17 from Jordan, 16 from Egypt, 15 from Belarus, 14 from Nigeria and 11 people from Turkey.

Moreover, eight people from Palestine, seven from Turkmenistan, six from Vietnam, five from Bangladesh, Yemen and India, four from Algeria, Guinea, Sudan and Kazakhstan, three from Morocco and Tunisia, two from Mongolia and one from Angola, Ghana, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Madagascar, Nepal and Poland.

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However, Poroshenko stopped the citizenship of 5,637 Ukrainians in 2018. Particularly, the 5,105 persons withdrew from the citizenship, 41 people lost it and 491 lost it on reasons basing on the international agreements.

As we reported the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine set new immigration quota for the foreigners and the individuals without citizenship this year. 3,768 persons are allowed to immigrate into Ukraine per year, which is 620 persons less than last year.

Related: State Duma simplifies issuance of Russian citizenship to Ukrainians

Besides, around 8,500 Romani people received Ukrainian passports over the past three years. The main problems, which cause complications in the process of issuance of identification documents for Romani, are the difficulty of obtaining birth certificates and documents, which confirm Ukrainian citizenship.

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