Poroshenko withdrew the bill on citizenship

Порошенко отозвал законопроект о гражданстве

Poroshenko withdrew his bill on deprivation of citizenship

The controversial draft law, according to which residents of Crimea would be deprived of Ukrainian citizenship for participating in Russian elections, withdrawn.

President Petro Poroshenko withdrew his bill which proposed to deprive the Ukrainian citizenship for residents of Crimea annexed by Russia, who participated in Russian elections. On Wednesday, may 16, said the representative of the information Centre of human rights Alyona Luneva on his page in Facebook.

“The President of Ukraine withdrew a controversial draft law on the citizenship, containing threats of loss of citizenship of Ukraine by the residents of the occupied Crimea”, – she wrote.

Relevant information contains on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.

On the page of the bill States that it withdrawn.

A copy of Poroshenko’s statement about the withdrawal of the bill appeared in social networks.

Порошенко отозвал законопроект о гражданстве



We will remind, on the legislative initiative of Poroshenko was reported on April 20.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko has proposed to tighten the rules for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship is that it does not get “anybody”.


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