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Over half of Ukrainians support disengagement of troops - poll

They hope it will bring peace.

Over half of Ukrainians support disengagement of troops - poll
Photo: Max Levin

Almost 60% of Ukrainians approve of the disengagement of troops in Donbas, according to a survey by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. 

The survey funded by the EU Delegation to Ukraine was held among 2,041 respondents on 4-19 November. The margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.

Some 44.4% of respondents said that the disengagement was the first step towards peace. Some 15.2% welcomed the disengagement because "it is important for shooting to stop".

At the same time, 11.6% said that pro-Russian militants are not to be trusted while 15.6% called it the beginning of capitulation.

There were 13.1% of respondents who did not make up their mind.

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