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About 17% of Ukrainians are ready to abandon the de facto occupied Donbass - research 02/16/2017 14:40:10. Total views 587. Views today — 0.

Every fourth Ukrainian is not determined what policy should be in respect of the uncontrolled territory of the Donbass. This was said by the political analyst of the Democratic Initiative Fund named after Ilko Kucheriv Maria Zolkina at a press conference in Kiev today, presenting the results of the research, - the correspondent of OstroV reports.

"There are 17% in the Ukrainian society of those who believe that the state must act very firmly, recognize these territories as officially occupied, limit the connections as much as possible, almost finish them and de facto abandon these areas. At the same time, there are 14% of those who would agree to the fact that the state provides some preferences, special status, some expanded powers to the local government and other authorities in those territories in order to end the conflict. And there are also 14% of those who think that the state should generally maintain the current policy", - she said.

She also noted that every fourth Ukrainian has not decided yet which policy towards uncontrolled territory of Donbass they would support.

Maria Zolkina added that the majority of Ukrainians are opposed to holding a national referendum on the recognition of uncontrolled territory of Donbass as officially occupied.

"Today, a relative majority of the population (42%) is opposed to holding a nationwide referendum on the issue, whether to recognize this territory temporarily occupied. 35% of respondents replied in the affirmative, the rest has not decided yet," - she said.