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Rada simplifies granting of Ukrainian citizenship to foreigners defending Ukraine 12/14/2021 12:31:18. Total views 524. Views today — 0.

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted in the second reading as a whole bill No. 5630 on the simplified acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by foreigners and stateless persons, who took part in the protection of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, - correspondent of OstroV reports.

285 people's deputies supported the decision.

The law regulates the possibility of submitting a declaration of renunciation of foreign citizenship together with an application for the adoption of Ukrainian citizenship by the following categories of people:

- who are citizens of a state recognized by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as an aggressor state or an occupier country and subjected to persecution due to political convictions in the country of their citizenship;

- who, in the order established by the legislation of Ukraine, are/were doing military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine under a contract;

- who, in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of Ukraine, are doing military service in the Armed Forces and are awarded a national award of Ukraine;

- having prominent services to to Ukraine;

- whose acceptance into the citizenship of Ukraine is of state interest, in particular, if they rendered a practical struggle in the fight against terrorism;

- foreigners from among the persons specified in part twenty of Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons".