The State Statistics Service of Ukraine says the number of deaths in Ukraine as of late April 2018 exceeds the number of births almost twice.

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In particular, the rate is 100 deaths per 54 newborns, the Service said in its express edition on June 18.

It is reported the population of Ukraine decreased by 85,700 people in January-April 2018, to 42.3 million people as of May 1.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the population of Ukraine could decrease by more than 6 million people, to 36.4 million people by 2050.