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The share of russians considering the war with Ukraine a mistake has reached nearly 40% - survey 02/27/2024 12:34:21. Total views 165. Views today — 0.

Russian citizens increasingly regret the army's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, under putin's orders. This is indicated by a survey conducted by sociologists from RussianField, as reported by "The Moscow Times" Telegram channel.

As of February, a record 38% of russian citizens stated that they would cancel the decision to start the "military operation" if they had the opportunity. Compared to March 2022, the number of such people increased by 10 percentage points.

The percentage of those who would still send tanks and troops to Ukraine remains higher at 49%. However, the "war party" is shrinking: in March 2022, 57% "would not cancel" putin's decision, during the mobilization, this proportion dropped to 51%, and now it has fallen below half.

The overwhelming majority of respondents believe that the terms of the "military operation" have dragged on (71%), according to RussianField. This opinion is mainly held by young people and low-income citizens, and it is shared by both viewers of federal TV propaganda (76%) and readers of Telegram channels (67%).

In March 2022, only 13% of russians believed that the war would last more than a year. Now, as the hostilities surpass the second anniversary, 44% believe that the bloodshed cannot be stopped even after a year.

As previously reported, Macron did not rule out the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine.