28 Jul 2022 19:04

Verkhovna Rada grants legal, social guarantees for Poles residing in Ukraine

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The Verkhovna Rada has granted legal and social guarantees to Polish citizens living in Ukraine.

In total, 283 deputies voted for the relevant bill No. 7550 at a plenary session on Thursday, the Ukrainian media reported, citing a social media post made by lawmaker Yaroslav Zhelezniak (Holos faction).

The bill proposes providing Polish citizens and their family members with the possibility of legal stay in Ukraine for 18 months.

According to the bill, Poles enjoy all the rights and freedoms as Ukrainian citizens. In particular, they can be employed without a special permit to use foreign labor, get a state registration as a taxpayer and obtain a taxpayer registration card number, run a business, study in educational institutions, and get medical care.