MINSK, 8 December (BelTA) – On 7 December Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No.480 to grant the Belarusian citizenship to 448 Ukrainian nationals, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
The citizenship was granted to persons who applied for it following the instructions that Aleksandr Lukashenko gave during the Big Conversation with the President, a big press conference held on 9 August 2021.
Earlier, the president had signed a similar decree granting the Belarusian citizenship to 248 Ukrainian nationals.
In addition, following the instructions of the head of state, the citizenship and migration service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs prepared the necessary papers granting the Belarusian citizenship to 485 Ukrainian nationals who applied for citizenship by registration.
All in all, after the Big Conversation press conference, about 1,200 people who arrived from Ukraine became Belarusian citizens.
Currently, the Citizenship Commission under the President of Belarus does not have pending applications for citizenship. In the future, the work to fulfill the instructions of the head of state will continue.