Posted: 18.03.2022 18:08:00

Lukashenko signed decree on granting citizenship to 428 people, mostly Ukrainians

The Head of State, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has signed Decree No. 101 to grant the Belarusian citizenship to 428 people – as reported by BelTA with reference to the Belarusian leader’s press service


In line with the document, the citizenship has been granted to 428 people. Of these, 418 are citizens of Ukraine, including 103 minors. Most of them have arrived from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. There are 40 families among them.

1,494 Ukrainians have been granted citizenship of the Republic of Belarus by the Head of State following the Big Conversation with the President which took place in August 2021. At the same time, the citizenship and migration departments of Belarus’ Interior Ministry have granted Belarusian citizenship to 1,579 citizens of Ukraine as part of a registration procedure. Accordingly, 3,073 Ukrainians have become Belarus’ citizens over this period.

Applications for Belarusian citizenship, including from citizens of Ukraine, continue to be submitted.