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Government of Ukraine plans to carry out census of population

14.09.16

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a draft resolution on creating an interdepartmental working group to scientifically assess the demographic development of Ukraine.

A corresponding decision was taken at a government meeting.

“A census of population is carried out once in 10 years in line with the world practice. In Ukraine last time it was taken in 2001,” Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said.

He recalled that a population census had been postponed several times due to the lack of funds in the budget.

"But there is a [conflict] situation in the east of Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea took place. We should conduct a census to assess losses of human resources and understand uncontrolled migration movement,”  the minister said.

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