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The survey showed the migration intentions of Ukrainians


A little more than a quarter of Ukrainians leaving the country (26.1%) seek to stay on foreign soil to wait out hard times, according to a survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. Some 15.4% of respondents choose to travel abroad to engage in seasonal work. Another 9.3% would like to gain knowledge and experience and then return to Ukraine.

At the same time, 14% of respondents are ready to leave Ukraine for good. Around 12% of respondents would prefer earning money abroad to open their own business back home. At the same time, only 11% of citizens tried to open their own business: 2.7% called this experience successful, 8.3% believe they failed. Some 3% wish to stay out of the country until the war is over.

At the same time, 55% of those who intend to leave Ukraine are young people aged from 18 to 29; 44% - from 30 to 39; 33% - from 40 to 50.

Among those who are ready to leave the country 40% have a higher education; 27.6% - have a specialized secondary education; 23.2% - have a general secondary education and 17.8% - have an incomplete secondary education.

As reported by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported that at least 4,846 Ukrainians in 2017 had left Ukraine to seek a better life.

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