Vast majority of Ukrainians decry idea of “one nation” with Russians

Vast majority of Ukrainians decry idea of “one nation” with Russians

The vast majority of Ukrainians (91%) do not support the thesis that "Russians and Ukrainians are one nation."

That’s according to a survey run by the Rating Sociological Group on April 6, Ukrinform reports.

According to the poll, only 8% have such an opinion today (in August 2021 there were 41%, and in March 2022 there were 21%).

The idea is still supported by 23% of those interviewed in eastern Ukraine and 13% of senior-age respondents. In contrast, in other macro-regions and age groups, support for the idea is almost non-existent.

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Over the last month, the number of those who believe that the restoration of friendly relations between Ukrainians and Russians is impossible at all has increased 1.5 times – from 42% to 64%.

At the same time, 22% of respondents believe this could happen in at least 20 to 30 years.

About 10% see such reconciliation possible in up to 15 years.

Even in the regions of southern and eastern Ukraine, more than half of those polled do not believe in restoring friendship between the two nations.

The survey covered 1,200 Ukrainians aged 18 and older in all regions except the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. The sample is representative by age, gender, and type of settlement. Survey method: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews). Error of representativeness with a confidence level of 0.95 is within 2.8%.

On February 24, the Russian Federation launched a new phase of its war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion: Russian occupiers have been shelling and bombarding peaceful towns and villages across Ukraine, torturing and killing civilians.

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