New UN report predicts that by 2050 Ukraine will have 22% fewer people than in 2015. Only Romania (22%) and Bulgaria (28%) are expected to fare worse
Forty-eight countries or areas are projected to experience population decline between 2015 and 2050. Eleven countries are expected to see their populations decline by more than 15 per cent by 2050: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine.
UN estimates current Ukraine population at 44,8 million but predicts just 35,1 million in 2050 and just 26,4 million in 2100.
By comparison the UN projects Russia will have 10% fewer people in 2050 than 2015.