"We have 3 million people living in Kyiv, including hundreds of thousands of children. The argument that it is dangerous is nonsense. The returnees would not have to fight in the trenches. But they can buy Ukrainian products in a supermarket in Ukraine and pay rent for an apartment in Kyiv, use clinics and pharmacies and pay taxes so that we can fund schools. Your money is not in the economy. And the situation is getting more and more complicated," Leshchenko added.
Earlier, Serhiy Leshchenko said that young people should be mobilised for the war, because "fighting with 54-year-old stormtroopers" is not good for anything.
As a reminder, demographers have revealed how many people have moved abroad and how many are currently living in Ukraine.