Statistics show that since the beginning of the year, the largest number of citizens have left Ukraine in 11 years. In January-October 2021, more than 600,00 Ukrainians left the country and did not return, Opendatabot reports.
During the period from 2010 to 2014, an average of 500,000 people left the country annually. In 2014, the number of unreturned Ukrainians decreased slightly, but their number still amounted to hundreds of thousands. 2020 was the only year when there were 80,000 more of Ukrainians who returned than those who left.
According to estimates, during the period from 2011 to 2020, more than 2.5 million people did not return to Ukraine. If we add to this figure the current ones, then over the past 11 years, more than 3.3 million Ukrainians have not returned home from other countries.
Context. According to SchnegenVisaInfo.com, over 300,000 Ukrainians are currently in Poland with valid residence permits (this number does not include persons who are in the country on a visa-free basis or on a visa basis). The data show that more and more Ukrainian citizens prefer a long-term stay in the country to temporary migration.