Poroshenko has promised to revoke the citizenship of Ukraine deputies who have multiple passports

Порошенко пообещал лишать гражданства Украины депутатов, которые имеют несколько паспортов

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko gives an interview to Ukrainian TV channels. 15.03.2017

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said it will revoke the citizenship of Ukraine deputies, who are citizens of two or more countries. He stated this in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels, reports the press service of the head of state.

The President stressed that “the situation was brought to the point of absurdity, when the Governor, lawmaker or government official boasted to society having two or three passports, confident of their impunity”.

“I’ll do everything I can to these people to deprive the Ukrainian citizenship. And I am proud that on this occasion I have the full support of the Ukrainian society”, – said Poroshenko.

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“I will do everything I can to in the Ukrainian Parliament was only to Ukrainian people’s deputies with the Ukrainian citizenship, because it is a matter of national security,” the President said.

The head of state gave an example, when the MP Andrey Artemenko during the interrogation in the Prosecutor General’s office has publicly stated that he has a second passport.

“I as the President are not going to put up with it”, – said Poroshenko and he reminded that he had proposed to Parliament to consider the bill, which makes impossible the existence of dual citizenship. This is especially true of government officials and MPs.

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According to him, can not MP or government official when making important state decisions be guided by the interests of a state other than Ukraine.

Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada and marked as urgent the bill on the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship, officials with several passports of other States.

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