28 Feb 2022 20:14

More than two-thirds of Russians support Russian special operation in Ukraine - poll

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Most Russians (68%) have spoken in support of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, while 22% said they do not support it, according to a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) obtained by Interfax on Monday.

Responding to a question about the sociologists' question about the priorities of the special operation, 26% of the respondents said it is to defend the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, 20% said they believe the main purpose is to prevent the placement of NATO bases on Ukrainian territory, and another 20% believe the main purpose is to demilitarize Ukraine and protect Russia's borders.

The nationwide poll was conducted on February 27. It surveys 1,600 respondents aged 18 and older.