All state Duma deputies have only Russian passports and will be automatically deprived of their status upon detection of a nationality. On Wednesday 25 October, said the Vice-speaker of the lower house of Parliament, the head of the Duma faction “United Russia” Sergei Neverov, reports TASS.
Thus he commented on reports that the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Polonskaya has a Ukrainian passport. “Those who makes such statements, I can advise one thing: do your homework. In accordance with Russian legislation, the Deputy of the State Duma may not have dual citizenship,” — said United Russia.
He reminded that the Central election Commission verifies the citizenship of all candidates.
In the opinion of the Neverov, statement on dual citizenship sound with the sole purpose to try to discredit the person. “If someone has a need to obtain supporting documents, they will contact us officially, we can provide documentation confirming that Natalia Poklonskaya is a citizen of only one country — the Russian Federation”, — concluded the Vice-speaker.
Earlier in October, the publication “Ukrainian Pravda” reported that neither the migration service of Ukraine, nor the foreign Ministry or other diplomatic institutions are not sent to the President representation about deprivation Poklonskaya Ukrainian citizenship.
Itself Poklonski explained that the Ukrainian citizenship, it came back in 2014 by decree of then President Viktor Yanukovych.