During a year the population of Ukraine has decreased in 200 000 – informs State statistics service.

In 2017 the population decreased in 198 000. At the same time mortality rate exceeds birth rate in 100/63 ratio.

Last year 364 000 people were born, and more than 574 000 died.

On 1 January, 2018 the population is 42 million 386 thousand people.

Besides, Ukraine is in top-30 of the oldest countries.

Igor Tushkevych, an expert in the program of international and internal policy of the Ukrainian Institute of the Future, says that he does not know the grounds of the figures given by state statistics service as the last population census was in 2001.