In 2017, President Petro Poroshenko has granted a Ukrainian citizenship to 969 foreign citizens, of them most were from Syria (155 persons) and the Russian Federation (139 persons). The Ukrainian News Agency learnt this from the State Migration Service. In addition, in 2017, a Ukrainian citizenship was granted to such other nationals: 98 citizens of Armenia, 86 citizens of Afghanistan (of them 50 claimed an asylum), 80 persons without nationality, 55 - citizens of Moldova, 47 - Iran, 36 - Uzbekistan, 27 - Georgia, 25 - Iraq, 25 - Lebanon, 24 - Jordan and 20 - Azerbaijan. A Ukrainian citizenship was granted to 15 former citizens of Egypt, 15 - from Nigeria, 14 - from Belarus, 12 - from Pakistan, and 10 - from Turkmenistan. In addition, in 2017, Ukraine accepted as citizens sever persons from Sudan, six from each - Turkey, Kazakhstan and Saint-Lucia, five from each - Jamaica and Vietnam, four from each - Kyrgyzstan, Puerto-Rico and Tunis, three from each - Algeria, Libya, Nepal, Morocco, Bangladesh and Yemen, and two from each - Brazil, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Israel and Palestine. One citizen of the following countries acquired a citizenship of Ukraine in the last year: United States, Lithuania, Tadzhikistan, Sri-Lanka, Uganda, Liberia, Mauritania, Togo, Cameroon, Guernsey and North Korea. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in 2017, Poroshenko terminated a Ukrainian citizenship for almost 5,200 persons. In 2016, the President granted a Ukrainian citizenship to 809 foreigners and persons without citizenship, of them most were Russians (131). Poroshenko had repeatedly stated that neither he nor his family members had or will have a foreign citizenship.