The vast number of citizens of Russia believes that the military confrontation in Eastern Ukraine continues, because this is definitely, the 1st and foremost, the leadership of the United States and Western countries, which pursue their own goals, inform data sociologicheskogo research of " Levada-center ". At the same time, in the opinion of the respondents, the primary goal of Russia concerning Ukraine must be the restoration of good neighbourly relations.
Sociologists found that the main reason for the continuing military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russian citizens believe, most importantly, interest in the leadership of the USA and Western countries (56%). Another 27% of respondents believe that the war in the Donbas continues, because she needed the leadership of Ukraine to distract the population from real economic and social issues and to maintain power ". Only 6% blame on the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Federation, its interventions and its support of the DPR and LPR for its military personnel, weapons and military equipment.
review 40% of Russian citizens, the restoration of good neighborly relations With Ukraine must be the main goal of Russia with respect to this state. Almost a quarter of respondents believe that such a task has to be to secure Russia of the Crimea, and 21% emphasize the necessity of developing economic cooperation between Russia and Ukraine. Another 20% of the respondents believes that Russia must prevent the entry of both countries into NATO.
The interest of Russian citizens to the crisis in Ukraine remains high. So, thirty percent of the respondents answered that they are well informed about developments in Ukraine. In the beginning, the answer was given by 43% of respondents, and in February of last year to 44%. In addition, 14% said that they see at present the developments in neighboring country " very carefully ". In February of last year the answer was given by 13% of respondents, and Since the summer of the same year this figure has changed Only slightly.
according to " Levada-center ", a vast majority of Russian citizens still support the annexation of Crimea to Russia (55%). Since March 2014, when its support for the accession of the Peninsula said 57% of participants sociologicheskogo research, this indicator fluctuated slightly. Thirty percent of Russian citizens "rather" support the accession of Crimea into the Russian Federation, and Only 6% said "rather no" and 2% " certainly not ".
The survey was conducted April 17 - 20 among 1,600 people in 46 regions of Russia. The statistical error of the data from these studies does not exceed 3, 4%.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue With the authorized rebellious territories. Read the full text of the Minsk agreements "