24 Nov 2021 10:00 30 years ago

Poll finds conflict between Russia and Ukraine not possible, armed clashes unlikely

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MOSCOW. Nov 24 (Interfax) – Polling conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) in November asks, among other questions, whether a conflict between Russia and Ukraine is possible in the next few months.

The poll found 37% of respondents thought a conflict was not possible, 36% believed one was possible but that armed clashes were unlikely, 4% predicted the use of military force and 23% were undecided.