Dual citizenship must be punishable, - top prosecutor on Hungarian passports issued to Ukrainians

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated criminal proceedings into the issue of Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens in the Zakarpattia region.

"Criminal proceedings have been launched. The SBU is conducting an investigation," Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said commenting on the incident, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN. According to Lutsenko, the situation with dual citizenship is obvious: such offence entails liability in the form of deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship.

He cited an example of fugitive Member of Parliament Andrii Artemenko, who was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship after it had become known that he had dual citizenship.

"If during the investigation the SBU establishes such cases involving other persons, anyone – be it mayors, governors, ministers, pensioners or servicemen, the action will be similar: deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship," he said.

Ukrainian media earlier reported about the issuance of Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens at the Hungarian consulate in the town of Berehove in Ukraine's Zakarpattia region. A video was posted showing Ukrainians getting Hungarian passports and taking an oath calling Hungary their homeland.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3088387