More than half of Ukrainians support idea of direct negotiations with Russia
More than half of Ukrainian citizens (56%) support the initiative of direct negotiations with Russia on the issue of resolving the conflict in Donbas in the absence of other alternatives. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group Rating.
"More than half of Ukrainian citizens (56%) support the initiative of direct negotiations with Russia on the issue of resolving the conflict in Donbas in the absence of other alternatives," the report on the study posted on Friday, December 10 reads.
At the same time, having a choice among the options for the format of negotiations to resolve the conflict in Donbas, 21% of respondents spoke in favor of direct negotiations with Russia.
A relative majority of respondents (45%) support the idea of expanding the Normandy format with the involvement of the United States and Great Britain. Some 12% of the respondents are in favor of negotiations with representatives of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR". Preservation of the Normandy format in the current composition, which includes Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, is supported by 11% of respondents.
The involvement of Turkey in the negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in Donbas is supported by 46% of the respondents. At the same time, the same number of respondents opposed the idea of Turkish mediation in the negotiations.
The survey was conducted in all government-controlled regions among 2,500 respondents aged 18 and over using the CATI method (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews) during December 6-8, 2021. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender and type of settlement. The error in the representativeness of the study with a confidence level of 0.95: no more than 2.0.