Poroshenko submits bill to parliament on depriving persons with dual citizenship of Ukrainian citizenship
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has submitted to the Verkhovna Rada an urgent bill on amending the Law on Citizenship of Ukraine on the implementation of the right to change citizenship (No. 6175).
According to information posted on the website of the Ukrainian parliament, the bill was registered on Monday, March 13.
"The bill deals with the issue of dual citizenship. This law will establish that a person who voluntarily received the citizenship of a foreign country, will be considered as such that falls under the requirement to terminate Ukrainian citizenship," presidential spokesman in the Verkhovna Rada Artur Herasymov said at a briefing on Monday.
He added that these changes in the law of Ukraine will clarify the grounds for the loss of Ukrainian citizenship. According to him, such a basis will be considered a voluntary receipt by a citizen of Ukraine of the citizenship of another country, as well as if a person does not renounce foreign citizenship within a certain period from the moment of receiving the Ukrainian citizenship.
"This issue concerns only situations of voluntary citizenship of another country, this does not concern the situation with our people in Crimea, because there were no talks of voluntariness," Herasymov said.