6 Mar 2022 05:26

Share of Russians supporting military operation in Ukraine growing - VCIOM poll

MOSCOW. March 6 (Interfax) - The Russian Public Opinion Research Center VCIOM has found that 71% of Russians support the military operation in Ukraine, and this figure has grown from 65% on February 25 and 68% on February 27.

Interfax received the findings of the survey conducted by VCIOM on Saturday.

Asked to name what they see as the primary objectives of the special military operation, 46% described them as preventing NATO from deploying its bases in Ukraine, 19% Ukraine's denazification, and 18% protection of the people living in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), the poll showed.

VCIOM also found that 70% of the respondents believe the special military operation in Ukraine is going successfully, and 84% trust the Russian Armed Forces.

VCIOM conducted the nationwide poll of 1,600 respondents aged 18 and older on March 3, 2022.