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Ukrainians think worse about Russia, 49% want closed borders, - poll
14:48, 30 October 2017
Ukrainians think worse about Russia, 49% want closed borders, - poll

At the same time, experts note that attitude of Ukrainians to Russia since 2008 remains better than attitude of Russians to Ukraine

14:48, 30 October 2017

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The number of Ukrainians positively attuned to Russia declined to 37% during the five months in 2017 (in May it was 44%), and in Russia it’s on the contrary - the number of Russians positively attuned to Ukraine increased to 32% (in May - 26%). This can be seen in the results of a survey of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

At the same time, experts note that attitude of Ukrainians to Russia since 2008 remains better than attitude of Russians to Ukraine. Also, the results showed that in Ukraine the support for the independence of the state remained unchanged - almost 90% believe that Ukraine is an independent country. The number of those who want closed borders with Russia has increased - 49% compared to May (43%).

Related: Ukrainians trust EU more than UN or NATO, - survey

In Russia, the index of those wishing to close borders with Ukraine has not changed much. In May it was 35%, and it became 34%.

It should be noted that the survey was conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Russian non-governmental research organization Levada-Center in the period from September 16 to October 1.

As it was reported earlier about 58% of Russians are afraid to meet Ukrainian citizens at night. Such information was obtained due to an online survey of the Russian radio station Echo of Moscow. The radio asked their listeners: "Representative of which nationality do you fear to meet during the dark hours of the day?".

More than half of the respondents - 59%, or more precisely 4,181 people - responded that they were afraid to meet Ukrainians, another 30%, that is 2,152 people, are afraid to meet Chechens at night, and 11% find it difficult to answer.

Related: 38 Ukrainians stay political prisoners in Russia, - Klimkin

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