Most Russians believe hostilities in Donbas to resume soon: poll

15:33, 19 March 2016
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More than half of the Russian citizens (52%) believe that the current truce in Donbas is short-lived and hostilities are to resume soon, according to a survey by Public Opinion (Obshchestvennoye Mneniye) Foundation, ZN.UA reports.


12% believe that the truce will lead to a lasting peace. 36% of respondents have found it difficult to predict.

According to 37% of Russian residents, the best outcome of the conflict in the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions would be for these areas to become independent states or one independent state.

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The poll was held March 12-13 among 1,500 respondents across the Russian Federation.

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