Posted: 16.08.2022 09:51:00

Lukashenko signed decree on granting citizenship to 401 people, including 86 children

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has signed Decree No. 275 on granting Belarusian citizenship of 401 people, including 86 minors – as reported in the Belarusian leader’s press service

341 Ukrainians will receive Belarusian passports. These are primarily people who arrived in Belarus from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. Among them are 39 families.

Moreover, 60 foreigners who arrived from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Moldova, Lithuania, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan became citizens of Belarus.

In general, after the instruction of the Head of State, given by him during the Big Conversation with the President in August 2021, 5,657 people became Belarusian citizens. Of these, the President granted citizenship to 3,030 foreigners. In other cases, decisions on granting Belarusian citizenship were made by law enforcement agencies.