Ukraine’s Zelensky Proposes Citizenship to Volunteer Fighters, Ethnic Ukrainians

January 22, 2024 4:10 AM EST

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he’s submitting legislation to parliament that will allow ethnic Ukrainians living in other countries and foreign volunteers fighting for the nation to take up dual citizenship.

The bill will establish the institution of “multiple” citizenship, Zelensky said in a Kyiv address dedicated to Ukrainian Unity day, which is celebrated Monday. Citizens of the Russian Federation won’t be able to apply, he said.

When all Ukrainians join hands, they won’t raise them to surrender. We all fight. And today, this is true not only for the Dnipro’s two banks. Today, the unity of Ukrainians spans both hemispheres of the Earth. In every corner of which, on February 24, there were people…

— Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) January 22, 2024

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