Poll: 47% of Ukrainians trust in diplomacy in Donbas, 13% would go for isolation

16:45, 14 December 2016
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Some 47% of polled Ukrainians believe that the best strategy to address the situation in the east of Ukraine is to continue diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful settlement, according to findings of a poll on the social and political situation in Ukraine.

Normandy Four leaders / Photo from undeskanzlerin.de

According to the findings, 20.8% see that holding a referendum on the status of the occupied areas and, irrespective of its outcome, implementing the decision to be taken by people at the referendum is a solution to the crisis.

However, 12.7% of respondents believe the best solution is to isolate the occupied areas along with freezing the conflict.

At the same time, 9.8% of respondents support the idea of mobilizing the population to liberate the occupied areas by military means.

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The poll was conducted from November 24 to December 2 by two sociological services - the Socis Center for Social and Marketing Research and the Rating Sociological Group.

They interviewed 4,000 respondents aged above 18 in all regions of Ukraine (excluding the population of Crimea and uncontrolled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions).

The margin of error is no more than 1.5%.

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