How Ukrainian Migrants Are Keeping Its Economy Afloat

At the beginning of 2018, the authoritative Polish paper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published a rating of the 50 most influential people in the Polish economy.

The second place was held by Ukrainian migrants. The periodical noted that Ukrainians are a “collective hero of the Polish economy.” In this ranking, Ukrainian migrants overtook even the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda (ranked third) and all the successful personalities of the country. This indicates the crucial role of Ukrainians in the Polish economy. And what role are Ukrainian migrants playing in the economy of Ukraine?

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Flow of Migrants to Ukraine Increases

During the first six months of the year 2018 the number of illegal migrants to Ukraine increased by 22%.

This was reported by Oleg Slobodian, Press-Secretary of the State Border Service, RBC-Ukraine reports.

At the same time, he noted that the number is not critical.

“For the first half of the year, we are already seeing an increase in the number of illegal migrants, both on the legal and “gray” entry channels, by somewhere around 22%. We are not a supplier of illegal migrants to the European Union, but this is already a trend and we need to get prepared for a further increase of the illegal migrants flow in order to be able to contain it”, Slobodian added.

Earlier it was reported that in the near future Ukraine may face the problem of a sharp increase in the number of illegal migrants who will be trying to get into the European Union through the territory of the country. This was stated by the head of the State Border Service Peter Tsyhykal.

It should also be noted that the head of the European Frontier Service Frontex Fabrice Leggeri expressed concerns about the emergence of a new refugee route to Europe. He stated that more and more migrants are coming to Europe using the route from Morocco to Spain.