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Friday, February 23, 2018

Savchenko’s release has improved the attitude of Russians to Ukraine

Russia became a better attitude to Ukraine after being pardoned by Vladimir Putin, the ex-servicemen of the Ukrainian Hopes Savchenko. This is evidenced by data obtained in a survey by the Levada centre and the Kyiv international Institute of sociology (KIIS).

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The surveys conducted in the period from 27 to 30 may, revealed that well-to Ukraine, 39 percent of respondents, while bad — 47 percent.

At the same time for a few days before the liberation of Savchenko, from 22 to 25 may, polls showed that about his good attitude to Ukraine, said only 26 percent of respondents about the poor — 63 percent.

As noted by the Deputy Director of the Levada center Alexei Grazhdankin, conducted prior to the pardon Savchenko surveys have recorded the worst three years the attitude of Russians to Ukraine. However, they admitted that the release of the citizen of Ukraine can become an occasion to further improve the attitude of Russians to the neighboring country. He noted that the basic attitude of Russian citizens to other States is positive.

“With conflict on attitude change, but as soon as the acute phase of confrontation takes place, all is restored,” he said in an interview with “Vedomosti”.

Recall that Savchenko was pardoned by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, and then exchanged for captured in the Donbass two citizens of Russia. Recently, Savchenko, who is now a member of Parliament, said that Russia and Ukraine is better to be “good neighbors” than “bad brothers”.

Recall, surveys showed that Russians consider as the main enemies of his country, the USA, Ukraine and Turkey, while key allies such as Belarus, China and Kazakhstan.

Watch the video on “the Polar opinions of Muscovites about the exchange of Hope Savchenko

May 25 Russia traded Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko on prisoners in Ukraine, Russians Alexander and Yerofeyev. This decision provoked a mixed reaction from Muscovites. What they think about this – look at the video.

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