President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the businessman and politician Gennady Korban, who headed the defense of the Dnepropetrovsk region, was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship. About this writes "Ukrainian Truth".
“There are no speculations. We on a regular basis grant citizenship of our state or deprive. This is an ongoing process and everything happens within the limits of the current legislation,” Zelensky said.
On July 22, Korban was not allowed into Ukraine after a copy of a decree depriving him of Ukrainian citizenship was circulated online (two sources close to The Insider confirmed the existence of such a decree). A video appeared on social networks, where the country's border guards take away his passport, explaining that his citizenship has been suspended.
The decree also spoke about the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship of 9 people, including oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, co-chairman of the Opposition Platform - For Life party Vadim Rabinovich, and head of the subcommittee on maritime transport of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Igor Vasilkovsky.
On July 26, Korban announced that despite this, he would still try to enter Ukraine, this time on the basis of a birth certificate. “I still have a birth certificate in my hands, which no one can suspend or cancel. This document says where I was born - the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. However, the need for fiction is cunning, as folk wisdom says. Don't expect Saakashvili-style breakthrough of the border. The country is at war! Well, and most importantly, from the first days of the war I defended and want to continue to defend my country - even with a passport, even without ... "- he wrote.