Vox Populi with Maryna Irkliyenko: Do you plan to leave the country to find a better future abroad?

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March 1, 2012, 10:18 p.m. | Vox Populi — by Maryna Irkliyenko

Maryna Irkliyenko

Maryna Irkliyenko worked as a Kyiv Post staff writer from 2009-2013. She is now a London-based private equity correspondent at Mergermarket, a global mergers and acquisitions news service.

After graduating from your university in Ukraine, do you plan to leave the country to find a better future abroad?

Victoria Dya­chenko,

“I see my future in Ukraine. I want to have a small flower shop of my own here. I haven’t thought about [Ukraine being one the toughest places in the world to do business]. I am a patriot, I love Ukraine and want to realize myself here.”

Olha Bakan,

“I don’t think about leaving Ukraine for good. But it would be good practice to go abroad, to bring international experience to Ukraine and use it here. So I rather see my future in Ukraine. I plan to do journalism, because that’s what I study now.”

Maria Nikulina,

“I did have ideas about going abroad, but to do that you need to work a lot also. So I will try to develop my country. I think if you work hard here, you can achieve a lot. Therefore I will probably stay here, no matter how hard it will get.”

Svyatoslav Rudenko,

“So far I hope to stay in Ukraine. I study at the faculty of law. I think I have more chances to realize my professional goals in Ukrainian law firms. I love my motherland. I think there is always a chance to become successful here.”

Daryna Sydorenko,

“Considering the unstable political situation in Ukraine, I cannot say for sure if I would leave Ukraine or not. Ultimately my dream is to live and work in Ukraine, because I love my homeland very much and I can see her as a developed European country.”
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