Yermak comments on Ukraine’s demographic challenges

Yermak comments on Ukraine’s demographic challenges

Russia’s full-scale aggression has brought demographic challenges to the extremes, so both the Government in Kyiv and local authorities have to do everything to ensure that the Ukrainians who have been forced to flee from war eventually return to their Homeland.

That’s according to the head of the Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak, who spoke in Lviv, addressing a meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities under the President of Ukraine.

"Russia’s large-scale aggression has brought to the extremes those demographic challenges facing Ukraine. ... every official, every community chief should do everything to return all Ukrainians who moved abroad because of the war. But this is not enough – we need people from around the world because it is people who create a powerful economy that can sustain a powerful army," Yermak said.

Read also: PM Shmyhal: Ukraine lost more than three million jobs for year of full-scale war

He added that it is people who attract capital to build the economy, so it is on every production capacity deployed, on each new job created in a particular community that the safety and prosperity of all Ukraine will depend, at the level of community comfort.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, who also addressed the Congress, urged communities to more actively file with the relevant register information on property damaged and destroyed as a result of Russia’s full-scale aggression, emphasizing that this will precede reconstruction efforts.

Photo: Presidential Office

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