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A little more than a quarter of Ukrainians leaving the country (26.1%) seek to stay on foreign soil to wait out hard times, according to a survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology

Some 15.4% of respondents choose to travel abroad to engage in seasonal work, reports.

Another 9.3% would like to gain knowledge and experience, and then return to Ukraine.

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At the same time, only 11% of citizens tried to open their own business: 2.7% called this experience successful, 8.3% believe they failed.

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As reported earlier, the State Statistics Service reported that 4,846 Ukrainians in 2017 had left Ukraine to seek a better life elsewhere