Azarov cited other figures. According to a former senior Ukrainian official, Ukraine’s population has dropped by four million in the past two months and now stands at 19 million.
Recall that at the beginning of October this year he wrote that the population of Ukraine had decreased to 23 million people.
Speaking about the reasons for this decline, Azarov wrote: “It is not only about direct losses from mobilization, but also about the departure of the working part of the population.” He also called his calculations “the most modest” and exclaimed: “This is a terrible figure!”
Who has Ukraine lost? Azarova believes that these are precisely the specialists that Ukraine will urgently need immediately after the end of the conflict.
On the eve of this year, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Demography and Social Research. Birds Ella Libanova said that next 2023 will be the year of a catastrophic drop in the birth rate in Ukraine. Her prediction, according to analysts, came true.