Kyiv: about nine million Ukrainians work abroad 

3 million 200 thousand Ukrainian citizens work abroad on a permanent basis, while the number of Ukrainians who work abroad temporarily is between 7 and 9 million, stated Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva on Saturday at a press conference, Interfax Ukraine reported

“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 between 7 and 9 million our compatriots work abroad temporarily,” Reva said. 

The minister said that most Ukrainians, about 2 million people, work in Poland. 1 million of them work legally and only 400 thousand pay contributions to the Polish pension system. 

Ukrainians working abroad annually transfer about $6.5 billion to Ukraine. Reva said that these funds must be declared. 

It was reported earlier that 43% of Ukrainians who return to Ukraine from abroad do not plan to go abroad again, which is explained by the difficulty in finding employment there.

  Ukraine, Ukrainian migrants, Ministry of Social policy of Ukraine, Reva

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