Over two-thirds of Ukrainians support Zelensky's direct talks with Putin on Donbas – poll
Over two-thirds of Ukrainians, or 75%, support direct negotiations between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to resolve the conflict in Donbas.
The survey carried out by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation along with Kyiv International Institute of Sociology says 75% of Ukrainians said they support Zelensky's initiation of negotiations with the president of the Russian Federation to resolve the conflict in Donbas. At the same time, 15.1% do not support this move, 2.6% answered they do not care about this, while another 7.3% could not answer, an UNIAN correspondent reports from the poll results presentation.
At the same time, 59.2% of respondents support the decision to withdraw troops from the contact line, 25.6% do not support this, 1.6% are indifferent to the issue, while 13.6% find the question difficult to answer.
Separately, sociologists asked, what priority actions should be taken by Zelensky and his team.
Some 73.7% believe a ceasefire must be achieved in Donbas. At the same time, 13.1% of respondents support steps to return the occupied Crimea. A total of 4.6% of respondents are in favor of establishing cooperation with Russia.
At the same time, 8.8% of respondents support the strengthening of the Ukrainian Army, while 9.9% are in favor of the country's unification.
The poll was conducted on November 4-19, 2019. Some 2,041 respondents aged 18 years and older were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine except for Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.