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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, through a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), set a clear two-month deadline for officials to bring their civil status in line with the law, MP Oleh Dunda (the Servant of the People party faction) believes. “There is a clear signal for the state apparatus: to finally decide which state interests it represents in power,” the parliamentarian said.
In his opinion, it will not work to hide one’s dual or triple citizenship, as well as to hope for a delay in the implementation of the NSDC decision.
“A bill on the settlement of dual citizenship has already been registered in the parliament, the theses of which were used by the NSDC when making its decision,” he says.
In addition, according to Dunda, an order to the Cabinet of Ministers to develop a regulatory framework for checking Ukrainians for dual citizenship within two months will only speed up this process.
To control dual citizenship in Ukraine, a special body will be created that will keep a register of all persons who have not only Ukrainian citizenship. In addition, it is planned to introduce a multi-level verification system.
“Such mechanisms will regulate and legalize dual citizenship in Ukraine. And most importantly, they will not allow people who do not take into account the interests of our country into power. State security should be in all spheres and at all levels,” Dunda said.
As reported, the NSDC instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to develop a legal basis for dual citizenship within two months.
At the end of January, MPs from the Servant of the People faction Oleh Dunda, Oleksandr Aliksiychuk, Dmytro Mykysha registered bill No. 4640 on amendments to certain laws of Ukraine concerning the legal provision of foreign citizenship (nationality) for citizens of Ukraine.



MP Oleh Dunda (the Servant of the People faction) registered in the Verkhovna Rada bills on reforming the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate and enhancing liability for violations in the urban planning sphere.
Relevant bills No. 5071 and 5072 were registered by the MP in the Verkhovna Rada on February 16, the website of the parliament said.
According to the explanatory note to bill No. 5071, which is available to Interfax-Ukraine, the bill provides for the introduction of phased state control over the construction process, which is carried out by local self-government bodies. State supervision is carried out by the central body of state power, which ensures the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of construction, one of the deputy ministers is also the chief inspector of the state urban planning supervision.
The bill also proposes to expand the range of entities providing services in the construction sector, subject to their certification. In addition, compulsory liability insurance is provided for certified persons in the field of urban planning (architects, design engineers, technical supervision, experts, etc.).
According to the provisions of the bill, a building permit will be granted if there is a positive conclusion of a comprehensive examination of design documentation, posted in the register with the qualified signatures of an expert organization.
Commissioning of facilities of CC1 class is carried out on the basis of an act of readiness of the facility, drawn up after its inspection in the presence of the customer, and signed by the technical supervision engineer and the author of the construction project. In the case of CC2 and CC3 class facilities, registration of a free state certificate of acceptance of the facility into operation is also carried out, which is formed after the signing of the act of readiness by the contractor, the head of the expert organization, experts and the insurer. These documents are also included into the register.
In turn, bill No. 5072 provides for an increase in fines for violation of legislation, building codes and regulations, including during planning and development of territories, violation of environmental safety rules, failure to comply with legal requirements of officials of state construction control and supervision, as well as personify liability for these violations.
In addition, it is proposed to introduce administrative liability for violations in the issuance of expert conclusions, author’s and technical supervision, performance of work without a qualification certificate or insurance contract, etc.
Criminal liability is provided for the issuance of a deliberately unlawful expert conclusion, violations by the executors of urban planning activities, non-implementation of state control and supervision, indicated in the explanatory note.

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