Most Ukrainians support tough policy towards Russia

Most Ukrainians support tough policy towards Russia

59% of Ukrainian citizens believe that peace in Donbas should be achieved only on conditions acceptable to Ukrainian society, while 29% of Ukrainians advocate achieving peace at any cost.

The corresponding results of a public opinion poll conducted by the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies named after Olexander Razumkov have been presented at the Ukrinform agency.

According to the poll results, 59% of respondents are convinced that peace in eastern Ukraine should be achieved only on conditions acceptable to Ukrainian society. At the same time, 29% of respondents advocate achieving peace at any cost, while 11% are undecided.

In addition, 52% of respondents advocate adhering to a tough policy towards Russia and believe that good neighborly relations with the Russian Federation are impossible until the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine are fully restored (until Donbas and Crimea are returned) and damages caused to Ukraine as a result of aggression are compensated for.

At the same time, 35% of respondents believe that it is necessary to seek reconciliation and restoration of economic ties with Russia, even if this requires making certain concessions. 13% of respondents are undecided.

The public opinion poll was conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center on February 7 - February 14, 2019 in all regions of Ukraine except for Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 2,016 respondents aged 18 years old and over were interviewed.


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