Disinfo: Ukrainian reforms aim to reduce the country’s population by 15 million people


For the so-called agrarian superpower to be able to feed itself, it is necessary to reduce the Ukrainian population. Rough estimates show that its population should be around 20 million people. Therefore, it has 15 million more people [than needed]. It is already quite obvious how this will be achieved. There is healthcare reform, which is directly aimed at the destruction of the Ukrainian population. There is mass emigration. There is a drop in the birth rate. These are the necessary measures to bring the demographic balance to the [desired] economic model.


Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine losing its statehood. It is also consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the untenable requirements of the IMF and its work in Ukraine.

The reforms in Ukraine, including the controversial land reform, are aimed at improving Ukraine's economic and social conditions, as well as Ukraine's competitiveness on the world market. The land reform, according to the IMF, is among the reforms that can fundamentally transform the Ukrainian economy. The draft law, inter alia, excludes foreigners and foreign companies from buying land and limits the amount of land each person can buy and own.

See similar disinformation narratives alleging that George Soros will buy all banks and land in Ukraine and that Ukrainian land law was written abroad to benefit transnational corporations.


  • Reported in: Issue 191
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood


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