The Verkhovna Rada approved a subsidy to the Poles "special rights" in Ukraine

People’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko announced today, on Tuesday, that the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) adopted a bill on the special legal status of Polish citizens living in Ukraine.

Goncharenko wrote in Telegram that 321 deputies supported the bill in the first reading.

The law allows Polish citizens to legally reside in Ukraine for 18 months, study at educational institutions, receive medical care on an equal basis with Ukrainian citizens, work without a work permit for foreigners and receive various social benefits.

Goncharenko commented on the motive for the adoption of the bill: “Poland and its citizens have done a lot for Ukraine, they helped us in a difficult period. This bill testifies to our unity with the Poles and mutual support at all levels.”

On July 11, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law “On the provision of legal and social guarantees to Polish citizens on the territory of Ukraine” in response to Poland’s adoption of a law on assistance to Ukrainian refugees, Ukrainian media reported.

Source: Ukrainian media

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