Demographic crisis is one of Ukraine’s biggest challenges - Mustafa Nayyem

Demographic crisis is one of Ukraine’s biggest challenges - Mustafa Nayyem
15 September 2018

The demographic crisis is as big a challenge as corruption for Ukraine, MP Mustafa Nayyem has said.

“Corruption is not the only problem. I think that the biggest problem for our generation is that, based on research studies, Ukraine’s population will shrink by another 8 million in 20 years. These people must be returned to our country,” he said at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The MP added only the young generation of politicians have the solution to this challenge. “Who should these people rely on in the future? On us. We are doing everything to ensure their return,” Nayyem said.

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John Tefft
John Tefft
Ambassador to Ukraine (2009-2013), 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«Russia still has to become a modern nation. It still hasn’t made the fundamental decisions to determine whether it’s going to be a part of the international community or whether it’s going to try to be an imperial power and attack its neighbors, and take their land.»