Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin declares that there can be no dual citizenship in Ukraine with the Russian Federation as an aggressor state.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, the statement came during Klimkin's joint briefing with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkiavicius in Kyiv on Friday, April 26.
According to Klimkin, he received many questions regarding the decision of the Russian Federation to simplify the procedure for granting Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens in the occupied Donbas.
"They say to me: Mr. Pavlo, you consistently stand for dual citizenship, but what will happen in this case? And I'd like to emphasize once again by clearly stating that there can be no dual citizenship with the aggressor state," said Klimkin.
"After they leave Donbas and leave Crimea, there could be other discussions, but for now we are talking about dual citizenship with other countries, not with Russia," Klimkin stressed.
"We are talking about dual citizenship with those countries that are civilized and complying with the principles of international law, rather than being consistent violators of international law," the minister said.