Poroshenko proposes changes to law to allow foreigners to hold senior positions in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for the introduction of amendments to Ukrainian legislation to allow foreigners to hold senior positions in Ukraine.
"My idea is to introduce amendments to laws to provide the right to involve foreigners in civil service, right up to membership in the government, or to expand the list of persons to whom the Ukrainian president may grant Ukrainian citizenship under an expedited procedure," he said in an extraordinary address on Ukraine's domestic and international situation at the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.
"Decisive steps by foreigners who will be ready to give up their own nationality and accept Ukrainian nationality will be a confirmation of the decisiveness of intentions of our potential partners and candidates," he said.
The head of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction in parliament, Yuriy Lutsenko, said later that at least five citizens of other states would work in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
When asked by reporters in parliament on Thursday whether it was true that four foreigners will work in the Ukrainian government, he said: "No, that's not true. More."