"According to the official data of the State Migration Service of Ukraine and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 3 million 200 thousand Ukrainian citizens work abroad on a permanent basis, while from 7 to 9 million our compatriots work abroad temporarily," Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said at the final press conference, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Most Ukrainians - two million - work in Poland, the minister noted. In particular, one million Ukrainians work there legally, but only 400,000 of them pay contributions to the Polish pension system.
At the same time, he stressed that the bilateral inter-ministerial talks between Ukraine and Poland were ongoing to elaborate an agreement on cooperation in the field of labor migration, similar to the one already signed with Lithuania.
On December 7, Ukraine and Lithuania signed the intergovernmental agreement on employment and cooperation in the field of labor migration.