Posted: 12.05.2022 17:47:00

Lukashenko signed decree on granting citizenship to 319 people, including 290 Ukrainians

On May 12th, President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed Decree No. 171 to grant citizenship of the Republic of Belarus – as reported by the Belarusian leader’s press service

In line with the document, the Belarusian citizenship has been granted to 319 people, including 290 Ukrainians – mostly those coming to Belarus from Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Since August 2021 alone, 1,784 Ukrainians have been granted citizenship by the Head of State, including 390 minors. The citizenship and migration agencies of Belarus’ Interior Ministry have issued decisions on granting Belarusian citizenship to 1,750 citizens of Ukraine under a simplified procedure over the same period.

In general, 3,534 Ukrainians have become Belarusian citizens since the Big Conversation with the President held on August 9th, 2021. Aleksandr Lukashenko gave the necessary instructions on the issue then.

In addition, over this time, 709 foreigners who came to Belarus from other countries have been granted Belarusian citizenship. Among them are, for example, two doctors who work at Minsk’s healthcare institutions; they arrived in Belarus from Syria and Somalia.