The mayor of Dnipro was outraged by the deprivation of citizenship of the head of the territorial defense Korban

On the eve of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the information about the deprivation of citizenship of the head of the territorial defense of the Dnepropetrovsk region Gennady Korban. Last week he was denied entry to Ukraine *

Boris Filatov

Mayor of Dnipro Boris Filatov “got angry” on the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky because of information about the deprivation of citizenship of a businessman, politician and head of the territorial defense of the Dnipropetrovsk region Gennady Korban, writes Politico.

“I hope it’s just a tragic mistake anyway. I really would not want the central government, taking advantage of the fact that there is a war going on in our country, to start, let's say, the creation of an autocracy, — Filatov told the publication.

Gennady Korban— Ukrainian politician and businessman, in 2014 he was the deputy of businessman Igor Kolomoisky as head of the Dnipropetrovsk region, since February 2022 he has been in charge of the territorial defense forces of the region. The publication calls him a longtime colleague of Filatov. The latter also worked for Kolomoisky as a deputy when he would have been the head of the Dnepropetrovsk region.

On July 22, Korban posted on Facebook (owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia) that he was detained at the border with Ukraine, his passport was taken away and he was denied entry into the country. The day before, Ukrayinska Pravda and UNN reported on Zelensky's plans to deprive Korban of citizenship, as well as businessman Igor Kolomoisky and co-chairman of the Opposition Platform— For life» Vadim Rabinovich. On the same day, Verkhovna Rada deputy Serhiy Vlasenko published, presumably, a copy of the decree of the Ukrainian president with the corresponding decision.

On July 28, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Korban had been deprived of citizenship. He also stated that such decisions are made “within the framework of the current legislation.”

Korban did not directly confirm that he has a second citizenship, however, in the copy of the decree published by Vlasenko, it is about the deprivation of citizenship on the basis of Article 19 of the Law “On Citizenship”, which provides for the deprivation of citizenship of Ukraine upon voluntary receipt by an adult citizen of a passport of another countries.

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