Rada to consider dual citizenship ban today

11:20, 14 March 2017
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Tuesday plans to include in the agenda of its Tuesday session a presidential bill on amending the Law "On Citizenship of Ukraine" regarding the realization of the right to change citizenship.

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According to an UNIAN correspondent, a presidential bill on amending the law "On Prevention of Corruption," which plans to expand the list of servicemen, to whom this law does not apply, should also be included in the agenda of today's session.

The Parliament on Tuesday, March 14, is also expected to ratify a Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Canada.

Read alsoHead of EU Delegation to Ukraine Mingarelli: We hope EU will be able to maintain its unity on Russia sanctionsAmong other things, a number of draft laws will be considered, including on finance and banking issues, as well as the fuel and energy complex, in particular, the stabilization of the activities of Chornomornaftogaz SJSC as a result of the temporary occupation of a part of the Ukrainian territory.

In addition, on Tuesday, Rada will consider the issue of appointing extraordinary local elections, as well as the election of deputies members of the committees of the Verkhovna Rada.

As reported earlier, on March 13, the President of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on amending the Law on Citizenship, offering to suspend the Ukrainian citizenship of individuals who are also citizens of another country. "The bill deals with the issue of dual citizenship. This law will establish that a person who voluntarily obtained citizenship of a foreign state will be considered to be one falling under the requirement regarding the termination of Ukrainian citizenship," Arthur Gerasimov, the presidential representative in the Verkhovna Rada, explained.

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