Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said 89% of Ukrainians are ready to take up arms to defend their Homeland.

"Imagine, only a few years ago, only 20% of Ukrainians were ready to take up arms to defend our land. And today, it's 89%," he told a student government's debate club at the Naukova Zmina (Scholar Change) lyceum in Kyiv.

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Earlier it was reported 51% of Ukrainians support Ukraine's accession to the European Union, while 41% back Ukraine's membership in NATO.