Adviser to Ukraine's interior minister, Viktor Andrusiv, has opposed the total ban on Ukrainian men traveling abroad during martial law.
In a Telegram messenger post on May 30, he told a story of his friend who had not managed to sign a multi-million dollar deal for the supply of products to Germany, and for three months "he hasn't been able to leave and sign an agreement allowing him to save 300 jobs."
"Yes, unfortunately, the war will be long. And we will have to mobilize more than one hundred thousand soldiers," Andrusiv said.
"But the issue of leaving is not about a ban or a permit. It's a question of how to get out. I propose to introduce a (travel) deposit fee, for example, $3,000-5,000, and those who pay it will be able to travel freely. In any case, a total banharms us even more."
According to the adviser, it is the money of migrant workers that has supported the Ukrainian economy for many years, and now this is "especially important."