Poroshenko announces preparation of bill on Crimean collaborationists

Source : 112 Ukraine

The presidential bill on citizenship, withdrawn earlier, is to be divided into two parts
22:40, 18 May 2018

Пресс-служба президента Украины

The bill, which provides the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship for voting in the “elections” in Crimea, will be divided into two separate documents, as Petro Porosheko, the President of Ukraine, stated today at the meeting with Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, and his Deputy Ilmi Umerov, the President’s press office reports.

As the President stated, the norm on the collaborationists who have voluntary cooperated with the occupation authorities will be excluded. At the same time, the bill on collaborationists will be developed.

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“And we will divide these two things. The first one is the law on citizenship and protection of Ukrainian citizenship. On the other hand, we will settle the problem of this, even small, citizens category by the law on collaborationists, but they have to get a fair reaction of the Ukrainian legislation, Ukrainian law and state,” the President stressed.

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko withdrew the law №8297 on May 16, 2018. According to the text of the bill, voting in the so-called elections conducted by Russia in Crimea is a sign of a voluntary acquired Russian citizenship and therefore a reason to be deprived of Ukrainian citizenship.

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