The majority of Ukrainians support EU membership

Большинство украинцев поддерживают вступление в ЕС

The number of people supporting evroatlanticheskie vector of Ukraine is constantly growing since the beginning of Russian aggression, analysts say.

Ukraine’s accession to the European Union support more than half of Ukrainians and almost 50% are in favour of the country’s accession to NATO. This is evidenced by the may poll the mood of the Ukrainians. Such data was published on Thursday, may 17, at a briefing of the analytical group of Sociologos, reports Interfax Ukraine.

It is noted that the entry into the EU are 17.1 percent of respondents.

According to the Executive Director of the Kiev press club, head of analytical group Zolopages Michael Peresunko, there is a trend to increase the number of respondents in favour of the accession to the EU: today this figure amounts to 59.4%, against 17.1 per cent. For Ukraine’s accession to NATO – 48,4% against 26%,” he said at a briefing on Thursday.

Did not participate in voting 10.7% of respondents, 12.8 percent are unable to answer the question.

“The issue of joining the Alliance a significant factor is Russian aggression. After 2014, the level of support for this operation started to grow,” said Peresunko.

According to the survey, only 3% of respondents called the situation in Ukraine is stable.

The survey was conducted by the Institute of analysis and forecasting of 3-15 may 2018 in all regions of Ukraine except occupied territories of Donbass and Crimea. Altogether, 2,020 thousand respondents. Sampling error does not exceed 2.2%.

As reported, a year ago almost half of Ukrainians favoured EU membership. And at the end of last year, it was reported that the vast majority of Ukrainians would vote for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union if a referendum with an appropriate question.

 

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