5 Feb 2020 18:31

Over 70% of Ukrainians see Russia as country assuming hostile posture - poll

KYIV. Feb 5 (Interfax) - More than two thirds of Ukrainians - 70.5% - see Russia as a country having a hostile attitude toward Ukraine, as seen from a public opinion poll conducted by the SOCIS social and marketing survey center.

Only 6% of the respondents do not see Russia as a hostile country, SOCIS said citing a public opinion poll of 2,000 respondents aged 18 and older, which it conducted in all regions of Ukraine except Donbas areas not controlled by Kyiv on January 20-27, 2020.

As many as 11.7% of those polled also described Hungary as a country having a hostile attitude toward Ukraine, while 12.3% believe Hungary's attitude toward Ukraine is friendly.

In the view of 40.8% of Ukrainians, Poland assumes a friendly attitude toward Ukraine, while 5.2% are of the opposite view.

As many as 38.3% of Ukrainians see as friendly the United States (9.1% disagree with this), 36.9% Germany (3.8% against), and 31.9% Belarus (4.4% against).

France is viewed as a country friendly to Ukraine by 27.7% of respondents, while 3.3% disagree with this.

Under 20% of those polled described other countries as friendly to Ukraine.

From 40% to 60% of respondents described all these countries except Russia as having neutral attitudes toward Ukraine, and from 11% to 23% were undecided or refused to answer.

Only 13.7% of those polled called Russia a country assuming a neutral attitude toward Ukraine, and 9.9% were undecided or refused to answer.