Every minute, “in search of a better life” two people leave Ukraine. Ukrainians most often go to work in the Russian Federation, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Belarus. Without significant advances in foreign and domestic policy, this problem cannot be changed in any way. This was on the occasion of International Migrant Day, said the former People’s Deputy, Honored Doctor of Ukraine Tetiana Bakhteieva.
According to her, the main causes of migration in Ukraine are war and poverty. “In Ukraine, more than 25% of the population lives below the poverty line. Back in 2014, this figure was at the level of 15%,” the politician said.
However, the ex-MP noted that the main reason for the large-scale internal migration in Ukraine had nothing to do with earnings. “The armed conflict in the east of the country forced more than 1.5 million Ukrainians to leave their homes. At one point, people who have lost everything - a peaceful sky above their heads, shelter, work, salaries and pensions - instead of real support and care of the state, are forced to wander and spend personal miserable savings to pay for rental housing, experiencing need and hunger,” Tetiana Bakhteieva emphasized.
“The government is obliged to stop military operations and improve the level of social protection of Ukrainians. If this is not done, the number of Ukrainians forever leaving their country will increase,” the politician summed up.