"Having eaten" empty promises, Ukrainians leave to live and work in other countries. In the same Lithuania, performing a similar job, as in Ukraine, you can earn 2-3 times more. As a result, the number of Ukrainian who came to work in this country has doubled. The deputy of the Dniprovskyi District Council of Kherson from the OPPOSITION BLOC Anna Sereda wrote this on her Facebook page.
She noted that while the government reports on improving the situation in the economy, on successes and records, on the growth of salaries and pensions, more people are leaving Ukraine in search of a better life.
"The overwhelming majority of labor migrants in Lithuania are Ukrainians. In 2017, 34,500 foreigners were granted work visas, of which approximately 20,000 were citizens of Ukraine. Most often our compatriots are arranged by drivers, builders and workers," the politician wrote.
Anna Sereda quoted data on salaries in Ukraine:
2009 - 2008 UAH. - $ 262.8;
2010 - 2367 UAH. - $ 299.6;
2011 - 2749 UAH. - $ 344.9;
2012 - 3151 UAH. - $ 394.4;
2013 - 3429 UAH. - $ 429.2;
2014 - 3537 UAH. - $ 300.2;
2015 - 4390 UAH. - $ 209.0;
2016 - 5374 UAH. - $ 216.5;
2017 - 6900 UAH. - $ 246.4.
"The new honest team" came to power at an average salary of $ 430-450 and for 4 years of rule could not even come close to this indicator. In order to match the level of 2013-early 2014, the average salary in Ukraine for today must be more than 12 000 UAH," the deputy emphasized.
She stressed that "eating" empty promises, Ukrainians leave to live and work in other countries, because in the same Lithuania, performing the same work as in Ukraine, you can earn 2-3 times more: the average salary there is € 800- 900.
"Naturally, when a person faces a choice: work in Ukraine for $ 250 or in Lithuania for € 800-900, despite the love of the Motherland, Ukrainians choose Lithuania or other countries with adequate income that allows them to live and develop, not to survive and to beg," the politician noted.
"In recent years, millions of able-bodied people have left Ukraine - they are tired of waiting for a new life in Ukraine in a new way, they are tired of listening to the constant lies of the government and decided to secure their own European life on their own, through labor or permanent emigration. Perhaps, with the cardinal changes in the country, as well as real, and not made-up successes, many of them will return and will be able to realize themselves in their homeland," Anna Sereda concluded.