Tymoshenko called Ukrainians a nation of refugees


Julia Timoshenkoto: RIA Novosti

The leader of the party “Batkivshchyna” former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the migration of people from country a threat to national security. She stated on the Kiev forum “New social doctrine”, reports TASS.

“Ukrainians are literally running away, leaving their native land, because life in Ukraine became mere survival. The figures of emigration directly threaten national security”, — said Tymoshenko. According to her, Ukrainians have become “a nation of refugees and fugitives”.

The former Prime Minister gave official statistics, according to which every year leave the country about one million people. While the actual volume of labour migration of Ukrainians is even higher. According to “UKRINFORM” with reference to Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva, nine million Ukrainians annually go for seasonal work abroad.

Earlier, in February of this year, it became known that the flow of migrants from Ukraine to Poland as of 2014 increased by 350 percent. 85 percent of all employment permits for foreigners was received by the citizens of Ukraine.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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