Have you ever thought about leav­ing Ukraine be­cause of tough eco­nomic con­di­tions?

Kyiv Post - - Opinion -

“I have never thought about leav­ing Ukraine. Although my daugh­ter moved abroad to the United States 12 years ago, I would rather visit her as a guest. All our Skype con­ver­sa­tions start with a re­view of the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion. So I want to stay here, es­pe­cially in such a hard time.” “I have no rea­sons to be some­where else. I con­sider my­self as a Ukraine de­fender since World War II. My grand­daugh­ter went for an in­tern­ship abroad, but she will def­i­nitely come back in July. Young peo­ple will leave be­cause of money, but it is just rub­bish in life.” “When I was wait­ing for univer­sity en­roll­ment, I thought about it. The sit­u­a­tion in Ukraine doesn’t scare me, but my group­mates are about to hold a mas­ter’s de­gree in some pres­ti­gious univer­sity and then stay there. I blame our govern­ment, that they didn’t cre­ate the ap­pro­pri­ate con­di­tions for youth devel­op­ment.” “I think that Ukraine has a fu­ture, but maybe for my chil­dren. If I get a job op­por­tu­nity in highly de­vel­oped coun­try, I will def­i­nitely take the of­fer. I am un­sat­is­fied with the new govern­ment pol­icy, for in­stance, tak­ing off 15 per­cent more from work­ing re­tirees.” “I be­gan to think about the idea of liv­ing abroad, as here is no im­par­tial jus­tice. I can’t blame govern­ment, but I dis­ap­pointed in the au­thor­i­ties. The youth want to stay here, be­cause they in­deed do be­lieve in changes, but I do not.“

Olesya Pion­tkovska,

Yurii Patykevych,

Ivan Stru­tyn­skyi,

Iryna Dovzhenko,

Kateryna Pus­tovit,

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