68% of Russians support military operation in Ukraine
67% of Russians believe that Russia's operation in Ukraine aims to ensure the security of Russia, disarm Ukraine and prevent the deployment of NATO bases.
Russian Public Opinion Research Center conducted a poll over Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.
The results of the poll showed that more than two-thirds of Russians (68%) believe that the decision to conduct the military operation in Ukraine was right, as 82% of the respondents aged above 60 share this opinion.
In response to a question about the objectives of the special military operation, the poll indicated that 67% of the respondents believe that the operation aims to ensure the security of Russia, disarm Ukraine and prevent the deployment of NATO bases on its territory.
According to the center, 51% of respondents believe that Moscow's operation primarily aims to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.
It is noteworthy that the poll was conducted in 53 Russian regions, between March 11 and 13, 2022, and included 1,500 respondents aged 18 years and above.