President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree granting citizenship to 14 people who participated in the defense of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

The relevant decree number 466/2019 is posted on the website of the head of state. According to the document, citizenship of Ukraine will be granted to “individuals whose admission to the citizenship of Ukraine constitutes a state interest for Ukraine.”

“The president said that it is only the decision to grant citizenship of Ukraine to those who were defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The following will be accepted upon receipt of the materials of Migration services and their consideration in the prescribed manner,” – said in a statement of the presidential office.

“Now from the side of the president there will be no artificial inhibition or delay of this process, as in previous years”, – said Zelensky.

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