Sixty-two percent of Ukrainians are ready to take part in a referendum regarding Ukraine joining NATO. Of these, 72% would vote in favor of Ukraine becoming part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. These were the results of a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center and the Democratic Initiatives Fund.
Forty-four percent of the respondents feel that joining the alliance is the best way to ensure the security of the country.
Sociologists note that since 2014 there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people who favor Ukraine becoming a member of NATO.
The survey was conducted on December 16-20, 2016 and included 2,018 respondents from all regions of Ukraine except for the DPR and LPR. The survey has a margin of error of not more than 2.3%.
In an interview with the German newspaper Berliner Morganpost, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced his intention to hold a referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO. “As the president, I am guided by the wishes of my people. I will hold a referendum about the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO,” he said.