The Russian state Duma adopted the bill on the oath of a citizen of Russia and the procedure of renunciation of the citizenship of Ukraine

The Russian state Duma adopted in the second reading the bill on deprivation of citizenship of terrorists, which amended the oath of the citizen of Russia and the special procedure of issuing Russian passports to Ukrainians. Stream is on the website of the Duma.

For the document voted 404 deputies, against were not one, with two abstentions.

Under the bill, foreigners joining the Russian citizenship will have to take the oath.

Ukrainians to renounce his citizenship, will be able to provide a certificate from the official agencies of Ukraine, and a copy of the letter renouncing citizenship.

The draft law on deprivation of the Russian citizenship to foreigners who were convicted of terrorist crimes was submitted to the Duma after the explosion in the subway in St. Petersburg in April 2017.

Ukrainian law prohibits dual (or more) citizenship, but there are no sanctions it is not provided for. In March, the President Petro Poroshenko introduced to the Verkhovna Rada the draft amendments to the law «On citizenship». According to the document, a person who voluntarily acquired citizenship of a foreign state will be considered subject to the requirements of termination of Ukrainian citizenship.

On 6 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin proposed to introduce the ceremony of taking the oath or oaths for those who take Russian citizenship. 30 June, the working group of the State Duma decided on the text of the oath, which was submitted for peer revision.




The Russian state Duma adopted the bill on the oath of a citizen of Russia and the procedure of renunciation of the citizenship of Ukraine 12.07.2017

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