For NATO membership, about 42% of Ukrainians – poll

За вступление в НАТО около 42% украинцев - опрос

More than half, 63% of respondents expressed willingness to participate in the referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO.

About 42% of Ukrainians consider NATO membership best guarantee of national security. This is evidenced by the survey data of the Foundation for Democratic initiatives name Ilka Kucheriv and the Kiev international Institute of sociology (KIIS), released on Tuesday, September 11.

According to another 35,3% support non-aligned status of Ukraine, to 6.4% in favour of a military Alliance with Russia and other CIS countries. Undecided 16.3% of respondents.

In addition, 63% of respondents expressed a willingness to participate in the referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO. Of these, 67% would support joining the Alliance.

Among the main reasons why Ukrainians support joining NATO, often called a guarantee Ukraine’s security. A negative attitude to Ukraine’s membership in NATO due to concerns that it could draw Ukraine into NATO’s military actions.

The survey was conducted from 16 to 28 August 2018. Interviewed 2041 respondents aged 18 years in all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of the annexed Crimea and occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Earlier, according to analytical group Zolopages for Ukraine’s accession to the EU were 59.4% of Ukrainians and NATO membership was supported by 48.4 per cent.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Ukraine and Georgia have the largest European perspective. Within 10 years, the EU will decide on the steps for their integration.

 

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