Over 53 percent of Ukrainians speak against concessions to Putin in restoring peace in country's east – poll

Ukrainian government should make no concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin in restoring peace in Donbas.

A total of 53.3 percent of respondents share this view according to findings highlighted in a September survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology at the request of NGO Detector Media, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

At the same time, 13.8 percent of those polled believe that the Ukrainian government should make such concessions, while 32.9 percent either refused to answer or chose the "hard to say" option. Answering a question whom the establishment of peace in Donbas depends on most of all, 46 percent of the respondents said it is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, 43 percent think it is President of Russia Vladimir Putin, while 30.4 percent pointed to the Ukrainian government and 16.5 percent to the Russian authorities.

In addition, 10.4 percent believe that peace in Donbas depends on the authorities of the so-called "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics" ("DPR" and "LPR"), 10.3 percent on certain politicians who have their interests in the war, 7.6 percent on the West, 5.2 percent on the Ukrainian nation's unity, 4.6 percent on the Ukrainian army and its combat capability, and 3.9 percent pointed to Ukraine's civil society.

At the same time, 56.6 percent of the respondents believe Russia is not interested in establishing peace in Donbas, 13.1 percent believe it is interested and 30.3 percent either refused to answer or could not answer.

In addition, 56 percent of those polled said they were not ready to make sacrifices for the sake of establishing peace and to give up territories or part of the independence of Ukraine. And only 17.6 percent are ready to make such sacrifices, while 26.5 percent did not answer.

Answering a question which media sources are trusted in covering on the situation in Donbas, only 13.7 percent said they trust state-run Ukrainian-based media, while 10.4% trust privately owned media in Ukraine. At the same time, 26.8% of the respondents consider volunteers to be a reliable source of information on the situation in Donbas, 22.7 percent trust speakers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and 19.3 percent rely on residents of the front-line zone.

At the same time, only 8.1 percent of respondents consider statements, reports of the OSCE or UN representatives to be a reliable source. In addition, 1.3 percent think the Russian mass media can be trusted, while 1.1 percent trust representatives of the "DPR" and "LPR" authorities.

The survey was conducted across Ukraine excluding Crimea and the occupied areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. A total of 2,026 respondents were interviewed. The margin of error does not exceed 3.3 percent.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3093564