An overwhelming majority of Crimea residents prefer to experience temporary problems with power supply rather than sign a power supply contract with Kyiv if it stipulates that the peninsula is part of Ukraine, a public opinion survey has shown.
"In general, the findings are as follows: 6.18% of the respondents support the Ukrainian version of the contract, while 93.2% do not support the conclusion of such a contract," Valery Fyodorov, the general director of the VTsIOM public opinion survey service, said at a press conference on Jan. 1 in presenting the findings of a poll of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol concerning a power supply contract with Ukraine.
The poll also showed that 94% of Crimeans are prepared to experience temporary difficulties caused by the absence of a power supply contract with Ukraine, while 5.4% are not prepared for this.
The poll of 2,525 respondents in Crimea and 500 in Sevastopol was conducted on December 31, 2015 and on January 1, 2016. Its margin of error is within 2.4%.
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