Published on: Sep 25, 2018 @ 19:47 – Things aren’t looking bright for Poroshenko as the beleaguered border-line ‘failed state’ of a nation, Ukraine, heads towards upcoming nation-wide elections which could see the undoing of the U.S installed politician.

About 73% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine is moving in the wrong direction, 64% are in favor of radical changes in the country. This is evidenced by the data of a sociological study conducted by the group “Рейтинг” (‘Rating’).

At the same time, 12% of respondents are for maintaining the current state of affairs, 19% want a return to the past. 15% of respondents have the opposite opinion – they believe that the direction of the country’s development is correct. At the same time, 13% found it difficult to answer.

According to the “Rating” group, young people are more optimistic about the state of affairs, a quarter of which say that the country is developing in the right direction. Older people assess the situation as far worse.

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Under normal democratic conditions, this would create the opportunity for an electoral ‘revolution’ against the U.S installed Poroshenko government. However, Poroshenko is in the position now to declare an outright war against Russia or, barring that, a state of emergency, which will grant him certain powers and put an election off the table. This dovetails with his recent announcement that the ‘Friendship with Russia’ agreement is nullified. This agreement was the only document which bound Russia to certain non-aggression positions relating to Ukraine, including recognition of its borders. 

The press release of the rating group notes that in recent months the number of those who require radical changes has decreased somewhat, but the number of supporters of stabilization and return to the policies of the past has increased. The radical changes were more often demanded by the inhabitants of the West, stabilization or return, “as before ” – in the southeastern regions.

This was the result of a sociological survey was conducted on September 10-18 with the help of a personal, formalized interview. Approximately 2500 respondents aged 18 years and over were interviewed. The error of representativeness of the study is no more than 2%.



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