[Marxism] Ukraine favors Europe over Russia, new CNN poll finds - CNN.com
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Wed May 14 06:59:35 MDT 2014
The CNN poll found that even in eastern Ukraine, a minority of people
back an alliance with Russia.
Just over a third (37%) of Ukrainians in three eastern regions favor an
alliance with Russia, while 14% of the region backs an alliance with the
European Union and about half (49%) say Ukraine would be better off if
it did not ally with either, the poll found.
"Eastern Ukraine" includes the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv,
which are generally seen as among the most pro-Russian areas in the country.
Donetsk and Luhansk held referendums on independence on Sunday, with an
election official in Donetsk saying Monday the region had voted 90% in
Nationwide, a slight majority (54%) said it would be good for Ukraine to
join the EU. More than eight out of 10 (82%) said it would be bad for
the country to have Russian troops in Ukraine.
And despite the crisis that has pitted Russia against the United States
and European Union over the fate of the second-largest country in
Europe, Ukrainians are optimistic about the future.
Two out of three people said they were optimistic about the political
future of the country (65%) and the same proportion (67%) said they were
optimistic about its economic future.
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