The mass departure of young able-bodied Ukrainians abroad represents a threat to the economic and social security of Ukraine. This was stated by the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC, Prime Minister of the Opposition Government Borys Kolesnikov alive on the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to him, outflow of population is one of the most dangerous challenges for modern Ukraine. “The departure of millions of Ukrainians abroad represents a threat to the economic security of the country. In this case, we will not have the resources either to pay pensions or to maintain local councils. All money, by and large, will remain abroad. Accordingly, there will be no money to build the Ukrainian defense industry, the Armed Forces. This is the main problem. But this is also a threat to social security, because if the father or mother or both work abroad, it means that very little attention is paid to the children,” Borys Kolesnikov stressed.
According to the politician, only economic growth can ensure sustainable development of Ukraine.
“Margaret Thatcher once very rightly noted that “real freedom comes where economic freedom exists”. Therefore, if we do not build economic freedom, then there will be no freedom at all,” the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC noted.
According to Borys Kolesnikov, Ukraine should strive to become a self-sufficient and independent state with developed industry, agriculture, information services. “MPs from the ruling coalition say that we do not need industry, agriculture, they say, we will do start-ups like the US. But start-ups in the US economy occupy 0.01%,” the opposition Prime Minister added.
Borys Kolesnikov believes that after the elections young people should come to leading positions in Ukraine. “The old political elite, which brought the country to collapse, must wait for the next election and retire after that. By the way, I sincerely believe that the most important thing for national security is the parliamentary form of government. For example, if a prime minister is elected and he is effective – he manages the economy. And if he is ineffective, the parliament appoints another one. And if not, any president does not think about how to get Ukraine out, but how to remain in power and be re-elected for a second term,” Borys Kolesnikov summed up.