18 Feb 2019 19:45

Nearly two thirds of Moldovan residents oppose country's joining NATO - poll

CHISINAU. Feb 18 (Interfax) - The majority of Moldovan citizens do not support the idea of the country's joining NATO, according to the results of an opinion poll presented by the Moldovan Association of Sociologists and Demographists in Chisinau on Monday.

According to the poll, if the referendum on the joining to NATO took place in the country next Sunday, only 22.3% of respondents would vote for the integration into it, while 63.1% would vote against it. The rest were undecided.

In case of a similar referendum regarding Moldova's joining the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), 42.9% of those polled would vote for the EAEU and 41.2% for the EU. Another 6.8% of citizens would vote against joining either of these alliances, 5.6% would not vote, and 3.5% did not answer the question.

The poll was conducted among 1,195 respondents from 83 populated locality of Moldova, excluding Transdniestria, on February 1-14.