Parliament should decide whether dual citizenship is a crime in Ukraine, - Security Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Head of Security Service: Dual citizenship is forbidden by Ukraine's law, but no criminal liability is provided for it
16:33, 3 October 2018

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) assures that the legislative branch of Ukraine needs to decide on the possibility of the implementation of the criminal liability for the dual citizenship. Viktor Kononenko, the Deputy Head of the SBU claimed this as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"The dual citizenship is forbidden in our country by law, but no criminal liability is provided for it," Kononenko said.

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He expressed the opinion that the issue should be resolved by law.

"Our lawmakers should define whether it is a criminal liability," Kononenko claimed.

He also assured that the service is tracking the processes that take place in Zakarpattia to prevent the expression of the separatism, commission of crimes connected with the loss of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Earlier, Ukrinfrom published a video where a few Ukrainians receive Hungarian passports and owe allegiance to Hungry in the Consulate in Berehove. The Hungarian diplomat recommended not to inform the Ukrainian authorities about receiving the new documents. 

Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General claimed that Ukraine's Security Service investigates this case; however, the service denied this.

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Tamás Menczer, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Spokespoerson, later reported that Hungary does not intend to withdraw its consul from Berehovo due to the scandalous video about the issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians.

In its turn, Ukraine claimed that in case, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary does not withdraw their consul from Berehove, Zakarpattia region, and then Ukraine will offer him to abandon the territory.

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