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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Population

KIEV ? The population of poverty-stricken Ukraine hit a new post-Soviet low on Wednesday when official statistics showed numbers had fallen to 49.47 million from 49.71 million at the beginning of the year.

Deaths are outpacing births by more than two to one, the State Statistics Committee said. Monthly salaries average just $40, and social uncertainty makes prospective parents think twice about having children.