On "cold" and "very cold" relative to Russia, told 57% of Ukrainians during the study, which was conducted by the Sociological group "the chart" by order of the international Republican Institute.
for example their attitude as "cold" described the 28% of respondents, and as "very cold" – 29%. However, only 3% of respondents told about the "very warm" attitude towards Russia and 15 per cent On " warm ", 24% described their attitude as " neutral ", reports " information Agency ". Relations between Russia and Ukraine worsened on the backdrop of the events in the Donbass. In January 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, took the message that Russia is called " an aggressor country ". The message was supported by 271 people's choice At the required minimum of 226 votes. Donetsk and Lugansk national Republic declared independence on the results of the referendums held eleven may 2014 in the range controlled by the militias. In Kiev DND and LNR not recognize. From mid-April 2014 Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of homes of residents and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 9, 5 thousand People, more than 22 thousand were damaged health.