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The Ukrainians are certain that Zelenskyy won’t agree to a compromise with Russia: a survey

87% of Ukrainians are certain that the authorities won't agree to unacceptable compromises with Russia. Photo: suspilne.media

87% of Ukrainians are certain that the authorities won't agree to unacceptable compromises with Russia. Photo: suspilne.media

The vast majority of Ukrainians believe that the Ukrainian authorities will not make unacceptable compromises with Russia. This was shown by the results of a new survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

Unacceptable compromises with Russia: will the authorities go for them?

Thus, 87% of the people are certain that the Ukrainian authorities will not make unacceptable compromises with Russia. Meanwhile, 5% of Ukrainians share the narrative of the "treacherous" government, which is "ready and able to make compromises with Russia unacceptable for Ukraine."

Are the Ukrainian authorities ready to make unacceptable concessions to Russia: a survey by the KIIS

Are the Ukrainian authorities ready to make unacceptable concessions to Russia: a survey by the KIIS

In all regions, at least 80% believe that the government will not make unacceptable compromises (from 91% in the West to 80% in the East think so). Only 3–9%, depending on the region, believe that the authorities can make such compromises.

Opinions on the readiness of the authorities of Ukraine to make unacceptable concessions to Russia by region: data from the KIIS

Opinions on the readiness of the authorities of Ukraine to make unacceptable concessions to Russia by region: data from the KIIS

Is the West tired of Ukraine and does it want negotiations?

At the same time, 15% of the respondents expressed the opinion that the West was getting tired of Ukraine and wanted Ukraine to negotiate with Russia. However, 73% of Ukrainians believe that the West will further support Ukraine and that it expects the war to end on terms acceptable to Ukraine.

Is the West willing to further support Ukraine: a survey by the KIIS

Is the West willing to further support Ukraine: a survey by the KIIS

In terms of regions of the country, the figures vary as follows:

  • the western part: 67% believe that the West wants the war to end on terms acceptable to Ukraine; 18% think that the West is getting tired of Ukraine;
  • the eastern part: 75% believe that the West wants the war to end on terms acceptable to Ukraine; 15% think that the West is getting tired of Ukraine;
  • the central part: 76% believe that the West wants the war to end on terms acceptable to Ukraine; 15% think that the West is getting tired of Ukraine;
  • the southern part: 75% believe that the West wants the war to end on terms acceptable to Ukraine; 13% think that the West is getting tired of Ukraine.
What the Ukrainians think of the willingness of the West to support Ukraine: data from the KIIS by region

What the Ukrainians think of the willingness of the West to support Ukraine: data from the KIIS by region

The survey was conducted by the KIIS on September 7–13 using the method of computer-assisted telephone interviews among 2,000 respondents living in all regions of Ukraine except the occupied Crimea.

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