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You're reading: Role of migration in shrinking Ukraine

The population of Ukraine is shrinking and aging. To speak of a “dying nation,” as some commentators have suggested, is surely exaggerated.

However, this trend is certainly a cause for concern as it will affect the economic and social development of the country.

In 1990, the population of Ukraine was 51 million, while by 2010 it shrank by more than 5 million to 45.5 million.

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