Bold of him to assume that it is a boost. The current situation is unstable, war end + 5 years or so will be the time when long term demographic effects can be discussed. The thing that will be curious is the filtering effect in population distributions.RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR UPDATEInteresting population-adjusted map and a better reflection of how course of the SMO has reflected on the demographic balance between Russia and Ukraine. (Population estimates are from 2014, so will somewhat overweigh Donbass).nitter.1d4.us
10% increase to population and long-term GDP doesn't really matter.nitter.1d4.us
One could say the same thing about the futility of having Russia conquer Ukraine. Ukraine could have 25 million after the end of the current war, maybe 20 million by the time of the next war if there will actually be a next war, and maybe 10 million if Russia will ever conquer Ukraine due to mass Ukrainian emigration to the West in such a scenario. This will make any boost to Russia's population from incorporating Ukraine rather small.
For one Russia would get a disproportionate segment of nostalgic for USSR local retirees and near retirees. Also local underclass and others who don't give a damn about who rules over them. Meanwhile Ukraine and West would get a disproportionate amount of middle class professionals and young people who want western freedoms or consider themselves patriots.
By that logic Russia should fear Mongolia, Germany and Russia (when it comes to killing Russians, few can compare) itself over USA.By that logic, Ashkenazi Jews should strongly prefer Muslims over Westerners because Westerners, especially Germans, have killed many more Jews over the past century than Muslims did, right?