Over 80% of Ukrainians believe government will not compromise with Russia – survey

6 January, 01:19 PM
The Ukrainian authorities are convinced that the war with Russia should end with Ukraine's victory (Photo:Pavlo Petrychenko)

The Ukrainian authorities are convinced that the war with Russia should end with Ukraine's victory (Photo:Pavlo Petrychenko)

Some 84% of Ukrainians believe that their government will not make unacceptable compromises with Russia to end the war, according to the results of the survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

This indicator has fallen somewhat compared to September — from 87%, but remains at a high level, the press release about the survey reads.

The number of those who believe that the authorities are ready to make unacceptable compromises with Russia has risen to 7% (compared to 5% in September).

Meanwhile, only 15% of Ukrainians believe that the West is tiring of the war and wants Ukraine to negotiate with Russia. This number hasn’t changed since September.

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Those who believe that the West continues to support Ukraine and expect the end of the war on terms acceptable to Ukraine have increased from 73% to 76%.

The survey was conducted from Dec. 4 to Dec. 27. 2,005 people were interviewed by phone in all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. Those who went abroad after Feb. 24 were also not interviewed. The statistical error does not exceed 2.4%.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented a ten-point peace formula at the G20 summit, which includes the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops, the release of all prisoners, a tribunal for those guilty of aggression, and security guarantees for Ukraine.

On the same day, Russia carried out another massive missile attack on Ukrainian cities in almost all regions. The enemy is continuing its missile and drone strike terror campaign in Ukraine.

Russia has been waging a full-scale war against Ukraine for more than ten months, since Feb. 24, targeting residential buildings, hospitals and civilian infrastructure.

On Oct. 4, President Zelenskyy approved a decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the impossibility of negotiations with the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. The President’s Office said that Kyiv will go to negotiations when the president changes in Russia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Ukraine’s success in possible negotiations with Russia will depend on Kyiv’s strength on the battlefield.

Later, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine will be able to find a format for dialogue with Russia if the Russians withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian territories and admit that they “made a terrible mistake.”

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