KIEV, April 26. /TASS/. Ukrainians’ views on the course the country embarked on are currently similar to the ones prior to the 2014 Maidan protests, according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group.
"As many as 75% of Ukrainians feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction," the group’s founder Igor Tishchenko told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.
According to Tischenko, similar sentiments were expressed prior to the "Maidan" turmoil that engulfed Kiev in 2014. "The peak happened after Maidan. At that time, 34% said the country’s was going in the right direction, while 48% believed Ukraine was headed in the wrong direction. That is, we are now back to the figures we had before the Maidan (unrest)."
A total of 70% of the respondents believe that the country needs radical changes, while 10% chose "to leave everything as it is now," and 16% noted that they wanted everything to be "the way it had been before."
The pollster interviewed 6,000 people.