MINSK, 31 December (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 515 “On conferring citizenship of the Republic of Belarus” to grant the Belarusian citizenship to 380 nationals of Ukraine. Most of them came to Belarus with families, and many gave birth to their children in Belarus already. Thus, the applications of 37 families with children, including those with many children, were satisfied, BelTA learned from the presidential press service.
The instruction to grant citizenship to Ukrainian nationals was given by Aleksandr Lukashenko during the Big Conversation with the President, a big press conference held on 9 August 2021. Since that time, 1,076 Ukrainians received citizenship by conferral. First of all, these are people who arrived from Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast.
In addition, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1,234 Ukrainian citizens acquired Belarusian citizenship in a simplified manner.
All in all, after the Big Conversation with the President press conference, more than 2,300 people who arrived from Ukraine became Belarusian citizens.