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KIEV, December 29. /TASS/. Almost every ninth out of ten respondents polled in Ukraine (89%) said that the situation in respect to the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine has worsened in comparison with last year, the National News Agency of Ukraine said, citing data provided by the Kucheriva Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center for Sociological Studies.
The overwhelming majority of the respondents (88%) said that the situation in Ukraine in general had worsened as well.
Growing prices and tariffs were mentioned as the worst problem the respondents confronted in the outgoing year, said 95% of the population polled. A total of 84% said their hopes for the future had shattered in the outgoing year.
The poll was conducted in all the regions of Ukraine on December 19-24 in which 2,010 respondents older than 18 were interviewed.