Two-thirds of Ukrainians sees Russia as friend - poll

Approximately 68 percent of Ukrainians consider Russians a friendly people, while 22.8 percent said they do not, according to the findings of a poll conducted by the Razumkov Center said.

Approximately 68 percent of Ukrainians consider Russians a friendly people, while 22.8 percent said they do not, according to the findings of a poll conducted by the Razumkov Center said.

Sixty-two percent of respondents see Russians as a fraternal nation; 28 percent have disagreed, according to the poll.

The view that Russians are a friend is held by 50.4 percent respondents in western Ukraine and 85.3 percent in the east. Russians are a fraternal nation, according to 37.9 percent respondents in the west, 55.3 percent in central Ukraine, 71.6 percent in the south and 80.2 percent in the east.

The poll was conducted by the Razumkov Center sociologists among 2,012 respondents at least 18 years of age in all Ukrainian regions on April 25-29, 2014.

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