Almost half of Ukrainians agree to autonomy of Donbas for sake of ceasefire
Almost half of Ukrainians would support a decision to grant autonomy within Ukraine to the territory of Russia-occupied Donbas for the sake of a ceasefire.
This is seen from findings of a poll presented at a press conference in Kyiv on June 13-19, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
The poll was conducted by the Social Monitoring Center and Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute of Social Research.
According to the survey, 49.5% of Ukrainians would support the decision to grant autonomy within Ukraine to the uncontrolled territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions to stop the ongoing hostilities and peacefully resolve the conflict in Donbas (20.4% of the pollees are sure they would support and 29.1% say they would rather support than not). Some 30.7% say they would not back the autonomy (17.5% are sure they would not support and 13.2% say they would rather not support).
Some 19.8% said they found it difficult to answer the question.
*** The poll was conducted from June 13 to June 19 among the population of Ukraine aged 18 and older. A total of 3,013 respondents were interviewed. The margin of error is 1.8%.