Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Mortality in Ukraine considerably exceeds the birth rate, and this situation is aggravated by labor migration. This was stated at a meeting of the Coordination board of faction leaders and chairpeople of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by Viktor Bondar, (“Revival” party).
“Look at the statistics. Last year for every 100 people who died in Ukraine, 61 children were born. This year the statistics are even worse – for every 100 people who died, 58 people were born. Just because of this demographic situation every year we lose 600,000 people. Every year, because of such a demographic situation, 2-3 cities are erased from the Ukrainian map. And if to consider how many parents have gone abroad to earn money, then soon 60% of children will be raised by their grandmothers and grandfathers. And this is our Europrospect – parents were exported to Europe, and instead of this we bring goods from Europe that are being produced at their enterprises there, and we don’t change anything in Ukraine in order to work and to earn money here”, he said.
[From 37:27 in the video]
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