|Tue, 23 March 2021, 11:27 pm|
Kiev believes that the majority of the Ukrainian population supports the use of force in the Donbass and Crimea
The majority of Ukrainians are in favor of the forceful scenario of "de-occupation" of not only Donbass, but also Crimea.
This was discussed by the participants of the press conference in Kiev.
“We raised the question of whether the Ukrainians agree with the need for a military operation to restore territorial integrity in relation to Donbass and Crimea.
We have posed these questions separately. 42 percent of Ukrainians agree that a military operation is necessary to restore territorial integrity in Donbass, about 25 percent of the opposite opinion.
And 37.4 percent believe that a military operation should also be carried out in relation to Crimea, and 27 percent of those who disagree with this. That is, the majority of Ukrainians are more inclined to a military operation in Donbass than in relation to Crimea.
It is interesting that a year ago in March we raised the question of whether Ukraine needs to develop a scenario for a military operation, then the question was about Crimea. And then more than 37 percent did not agree with this. In September, we repeated and received similar data, ”Anna Osipchuk, scientific director of the School of Political Analytics at NaUKMA, announced the statistics.
In turn, the Deputy Minister for the Reintegration of the "temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine" Igor Yaremenko admitted that he was frankly amazed by these indicators.
“I never could have thought that so many people are considering the possibility of any kind of military operation. This is also a certain signal from the side of society, ”Yaremenko commented.
However, he was quickly found, suggesting that this option does not provide for military clashes with the Russian army, which the Armed Forces of Ukraine is incapable of, but for the Ukrainian army to clean up the “liberated” territories.
“I am not a supporter of a military operation, but even peaceful reintegration, that is, when an occupying country leaves the occupied territory, we understand that the first to enter the occupied territory after its liberation, in any case, are the military. So I think we should take it in this context.
Because, frankly, I do not see the capabilities of the military today, from the point of view of de-occupation of the occupied territories. We must clearly understand that we are opposing the Russian Federation, not some kind of proxy, but the Russian Federation - the country with the second nuclear potential in the world, with the most powerful army in Europe, well, with all the corresponding consequences, "- explained the employee of the" minoccupation " ...
“Therefore, I have great respect for our military, but I would like to save the lives of our people in the same way. Therefore, I consider these figures in this context, ”concluded Igor Yaremenko.