Most Ukrainians feel gratitude to veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Half feel pride, more than 90% trust the military of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, according to the findings of a survey by the Rating pollster published on the website of the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs.
"Speaking about veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war, respondents feel gratitude (64%) and pride (50%) above all. A quarter feel sadness when they meet veterans, the same number feel joy," the report says.
It is noted that respondents mentioned other feelings less frequently. In particular, 3% feel guilt when meeting a veteran, 2% feel shame and fear, just 1% feel indifference, anger and dislike.
More than 40% of the respondents noted that among their relatives and friends there are those who have taken part in military actions on the territory of Ukraine since 2014.
In particular, 54% have among their relatives those who have fought or are fighting at the front since 24 February. Some 44% said that among their relatives and friends there are those who took part in the war in eastern Ukraine in 2014-2021.
More than 90% of respondents trust the military of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, veterans of the current war and veterans of the 2014-2021 ATO (Joint Forces Operation).
Some 93% believe that society today respects veterans, only 3% have the opposite opinion.