"We love Ukraine, but it doesn’t love us back"

Dictatorship USA – Run By A Plundering and Murderous Ruling Class  — 2019 (295)

A brain drain is devastating Ukraine

Those who are leaving blame a lack of job opportunities, an ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists and a failure of political will.

NBC News, March 30, 2019

Kateryna Filip was a certified English teacher in her homeland. She now works abroad as a cleaner.

The 34-year-old is among the millions of Ukrainians who have left the country as part of a devastating brain drain.

She says the lack of well-paid jobs, rampant corruption and a war with Moscow-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine made her and her husband, Vasyl, decide to seek a better life in the Czech Republic.

“There is nothing waiting for our kids here,” Kateryna Filip says while sitting in a pizza joint in the heart of Kiev. "We love Ukraine, but it doesn’t love us back."

While there are no official statistics as no census has been conducted since 2001, it is estimated that as many as one in 15 Ukrainian citizens is working abroad at any given time.

Deputy Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko has called the exodus “one of the greatest threats facing Ukraine after military aggression” while a former head of its foreign intelligence service has called the situation“a national tragedy.”

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin last year said that 100,000 people were leaving the country every month.

Since the country became independent in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union, its population has dropped by almost 8 million people to around 44 million. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the number will shrink to 36 million. And 50 years later, the world body predicts, that number will dip to 28 million. Falling fertility rates also play a role, but migration is a key part of the equation.

Vasyl Filip says few opportunities and little support greeted him after returning from a year of war. Initially, he found work in Poland, and now is employed as a roof repairman in the Czech Republic. Kateryna Filip traded the classroom for what she calls a "dirty job."

But asked about what it would take for them to return permanently to the country he defended as a soldier, Vasyl Filip gets emotional and admits there is little chance of that happening.

Experts highlight that every Ukrainian who leaves in search of a better life is contributing to the loss of one of the country's most valuable resources — human potential.  Ukrainians working abroad sent $11.6 billion home last year. That number is expected to rise to $12.2 billion in 2019.


Перед нами -  коварный и опасный мошенник, расист, лжец и фашист Дональд Трамп, порочный Конгресс, нацистские ФБР - ЦРУ,  кровавые милитаристы США и НАТО >>>  а также и лживые, вредоносные американские СМ»И».

Нынешние киевские власти — фашистские агенты американского империализма...  Именно то, чего хотят Трамр/ США и в Венесуэле!  


Правительство США жестоко нарушало мои права человека при проведении кампании террора, которая заставила меня покинуть свою родину и получить политическое убежище в СССР.  См. книгу «Безмолвный террор — История политических гонений на семью в США» -  "Silent Terror: One family's history of political persecution in the United States» -  

Правительство США еще нарушает мои права, в течении 15 лет отказывается от выплаты причитающейся мне пенсии по старости.  Властители США воруют пенсию!!    

ФСБ - Федеральная служба «безопасности» России - вслед за позорным, предавшим страну предшественником КГБ, мерзко выполняет приказы секретного, кровавого хозяина (boss) - американского ЦРУ (CIA). Среди таких «задач» -  мне запретить выступать в СМИ и не пропускать отправленных мне комментариев.   А это далеко не всё...

Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США


ЦРУ - ФСБ забанили все мои посты, комментарии в Вконтакте, в Макспарке, в и удаляют ещё много других моих постов!


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