Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Most Ukrainians consider any territorial concessions to achieve peace unacceptable. According to a survey of KIIS, only 9% are generally ready for concessions, although 87% of Ukrainians are against it. During the survey, the respondents were offered two scenarios: the first included the help of the West to liberate and reliably protect Ukraine’s territories, including Donbas, but without Crimea. The second is the military liberation of Crimea, but with the understanding that the West may reduce aid and the war may drag on. Among those surveyed, 64% chose the second approach. They believe that Ukraine should try to liberate its entire territory, including Crimea, despite the risk of reduced support from the West and a longer war. However, 24% of people chose the first option. The majority of residents in all regions of Ukraine insist on the liberation of all territories, including Crimea. A compromise is supported by up to 27%, depending on the region.