Today Ukraine is facing the problem of low birth rate, high mortality later, migration and increase in number of old people, representative of the UN Population Fund in Ukraine Nuzrat Ehsan said in his report on 'World's population 2011', ForUm correspondent reports.

"All these phenomena threaten the economic development of the country. But it can be overcome with proper state policy," he said in particular.

According to the official, state subsidies for families with children, maternity leave for parents, as well as creation of conditions under which parents can combine work with a child raising, can prevent the reduction of the population on Ukraine.

"However, you should take into account the fact that such measures bring results in a long-term perspective. To achieve any results you should be patient," the expert summed up.

As a reminder, as of September 1, 2011 the population of Ukraine is 45 668 028 people.

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