: Most Russians believe hostilities in Donbas to resume soon: poll

22:18 Mar. 19, 2016

Most Russians believe hostilities in Donbas to resume soon: poll

A Russia-backed rebel stands on guard during preparation for an exchange of prisoners in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 (AP Photo)

The poll was held March 12-13 among 1,500 respondents across Russia

More than half of the Russian citizens (52%) believe that the current truce in Donbas is short-lived and hostilities are to resume soon, according to a survey by Public Opinion (Obshchestvennoye Mneniye) Foundation

12% believe that the truce will lead to a lasting peace. 36% of respondents have found it difficult to predict.

According to 37% of Russian residents, the best outcome of the conflict in the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions would be for these areas to become independent states or one independent state.

Read also  Donbas Escalation: Russian-backed separatist forces violate Minsk agreements

20% of the respondents in Russia are positive that Ukraine will remain a single state in its current borders. The opposite opinion is shared by 47%, while 33% are undecided.

Reporting  by UNIAN

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