Opinion poll: 73% of Russians support operation in Ukraine
A recent opinion poll shows that the percentage of Russians supporting the operation in Ukraine increased by eight percent over a three-week period.
The results of an opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed an increase in the percentage of Russian citizens supporting the special military operation in Ukraine, from 65% to 73%.
According to the most recent poll, which was conducted on March 20, 73% of the polling sample supported the decision of the military operation, while 14% were against it.
The poll that was conducted on February 27 showed that 65% of respondents supported the operation, while 17% did not.
As for the goals of the operation, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center noted that 71 percent of the respondents believe Russia wants to ensure its security, achieve the disarmament of Ukraine, and prevent NATO from deploying its bases in Kiev.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to demilitarize and "denazify" Ukraine, in response to requests from the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics for assistance in combating Ukrainian troops' aggression.
The special operation only targets Ukrainian military facilities, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, and the civilian population is not at risk. Moscow has stated that it has no intention of occupying Ukraine.