Ukraine’s Foreign Minister stands for implementation of dual citizenship

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, Klimkin is against the dual citizenship for people, who have the Russian passports
15:48, 18 January 2019


Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stands for implementation of the dual citizenship in Ukraine; however, with the restriction for the Russian citizens, particularly, during the aggression as 112 Ukraine reported.

“I will continue to boost this discussion. I think it is necessary as well as the dual citizenship,” Klimkin said.

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Foreign Minister noted that the department has already provided its vision of this issue.

“No dual citizenship for those, who have the Russian passports can be when there is the aggression. There is an issue, how the criteria of the dual citizenship can be set. It will allow us to solve a few very important issues but we need the frank discussion,” Pavlo Klimkin concluded.

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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, Zakarpattia region. 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 Spokesperson, later reported that Hungary did not intend to withdraw its consul from Berehove 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, and then Ukraine will offer him to abandon the territory.


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