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 Law on citizenship needs to be urgently corrected this fall to prevent other "Saakashvili cases," - Interior Minister Avakov

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Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov says naturalization legislation has to be amended.

Avakov wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"In regards to passports and citizenship, a stir of emotions has been recently caused by Saakashvili. There is a formal background and there are political interpretations.

"I will be happy if Saakashvili gathers all official legal documents and proves in a court his legal right to be a Ukrainian citizen, dissolving all claims.

"... It will be nice and right when this democracy legal institute for appeal of decisions works. Regardless of political views, likes, and goals. I also like the idea of people fighting for their right to be a Ukrainian citizen. This is right," Avakov wrote.

Read more: Saakashvili's citizenship revoked over false filing of personal data, - Presidential Administration

Avakov said that this fall, as soon as the parliament returns to work, the Ukrainian legislation needs to be amended. Procedures for granting and revoking citizenship should be prescribed more accurately and clearly, as well as Ukraine citizens' rights - regardless of anyone's will in Ukraine and beyond.

"So that we could prevent 'Saakashvili cases,' as well as Kremlin dreamers rubbing their hands and attracting with red passports in place of our beautiful ones with the trident!" Avakov summed up.

On July 26, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed the decree that deprives former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of Rulh Novykh Syl party, of his Ukrainian citizenship.
 
 
 
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