The head of the Center for Territorial Defense of Dnipro, Gennady Korban, states that he does not know the “real reason” for the termination of Ukrainian citizenship. He stated this in an interview
“It is difficult for me to answer this question, because I have the same question. I mean, that surprises me. Moreover, such a cynical step must at least be somewhat explained. Well, okay, you don’t want to explain it to me – explain it to the people who ask questions. No one has yet figured out the real reason. Neither I understand the real reason, nor does the society understand the real reason,” he said.
Henandy Corban also reacted to the version that the termination of Ukrainian citizenship is connected to his communication with the American politician of the Republican Party, Victoria Spartz.
He says he met Spartz only once and did not discuss the Office of the President or any domestic political issues with her.
“We mainly talked about how combat brigades should be equipped with weapons. And how should applications be made, because once again the incompetence of some officials in the Ministry of Defense, the incompetence of some military personnel who may or may not be responsible for this, in the General Staff – I will not mention names, because I do not even know them …I’m from the Office of the President I didn’t discuss it, I didn’t discuss anyone who works in the Office of the President, I didn’t discuss the situation in the country, I didn’t discuss domestic political issues… Yes (this was the first meeting – ed.) I had never met with American officials before politicians So, because of my position, a person wanted to speak – can I refuse? To deny is just ignorance. Especially to an American politician. To the one who signed the Lend-Lease (the Lend-Lease Act was signed by US President Joe Biden – ed.),” he said.
Some experts suggest that by terminating the citizenship, the Office of the President could take revenge on Korban for allegedly informing Viktoria Spartz about the situation in Ukraine.
On July 22, it became known that Gennady Korban was at the Ukrainian border checkpoint.
A day before, People’s Deputy Serhiy Vlasenko from the “Batkivshchyna” faction published an alleged copy of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s decree on the termination of Ukrainian citizenship for certain people, including businessmen Ihor Kolomoisky, Gennady Korban and MP Vadym Rabinovych .
There is no official confirmation of the authenticity of the “decree” that was circulated on the Internet.
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said that the decrees on citizenship provide for the presence of personal data in them, so they are closed to public access.
source: radio svoboda