MINSK, 17 March (BelTA) – Belarusian citizenship has been granted to 422 people, including 60 minors. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed relevant decree No.69 on 17 March, BelTA has learned.
In addition to citizenship applications filed by Ukraine nationals individuals from 25 countries had filed citizenship applications, including people from Algeria, Armenia, Vietnam, India, Iraq, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Poland, Syria, Sudan, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, and other ones.
At the same time the head of state turned down citizenship applications filed by a number of foreign citizens, who had repeatedly broken Belarusian laws and had not worked for a long time.
A total of 8,149 people, including 5,963 Ukrainians, have been granted Belarusian citizenship to fulfill the corresponding instruction Aleksandr Lukashenko gave after the Big Conversation with the President in August 2021.