55% of citizens in Ukraine do not agree with the thesis of Russian President Putin that "Russians and Ukrainians are one people". This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group during July 23-25, 2021.
The majority of the respondents (55%) did not agree with the recent statement of Russian President Putin that "Russians and Ukrainians are one people who belong to the same historical and spiritual space", 41% agree with this.
Moreover, in the east, as well as among the parishioners of the UOC-MP, more than 60% agree with this opinion. On the contrary, among the residents of the western region, more than 70% do not agree with this. More than 80% of the voters of Opposition Platform, the Murayev and Shariy parties agree with the thesis about "one people".
Audience: the population of Ukraine aged 18 and over in all oblasts, except for the temporarily occupied territories of the Crimea and Donbas. The sample is representative by age, sex and type of settlement. Polling method: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews - telephone interviews using a computer). Based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers. Sample population: 2500 respondents. The error of the representativeness of the study with a confidence coefficient of 0.95: no more than 2%. Time frames: July 23-25, 2021.
As previously reported, an article by the President of the Russian Federation in Ukrainian and Russian about the "historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians" - almost 40 thousand characters - was posted on the Kremlin's website. It begins with the fact that he recalls the words he said recently that "Ukrainians and Russians are one people". In the article, he allegedly refers to the shared history of the peoples. On June 30, Putin once again repeated the propaganda thesis about "one people", which existed long since in the trinity of "Great Russians, Belorussians and Little Russians", which was "tried to be pulled apart and splited", in particular, through the efforts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Austria-Hungary. Putin also believes that the bill initiated by Volodymyr Zelensky "declares the Russian people non-indigenous on the territory of Ukraine". The President of the Russian Federation compared this document with weapons of mass destruction.