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Kremlin points to rising public support for special operation in Ukraine, Putin’s policies

This support is felt very strongly, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated

MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. All pollsters say that support for the special operation in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s actions in general shows unprecedented growth, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday.

Earlier, the public opinion fund FOM probed into Russians’ attitude to the special operation in Ukraine to discover that the share of those who believe the decision to launch the operation was correct had grown from 68% since March 13 to 73%.

"All pollsters agree that support for the president and government and the special military operation in Ukraine grows unprecedentedly. This is a hard fact," Peskov said when asked for a comment.

This support is felt very strongly, he reiterated.

"These realities demonstrate that the president relies on absolute support from the Russian population," he said. Peskov avoided discussing the reasons for the growing support, adding that "it is the sociologists’ job to explain."

Asked if the Kremlin paid attention to these processes and if they influenced decision-making, Peskov replied: "You know, popularity ratings have never been the president’s prime concern. Real work and the results of this real work have always been the main factor for him - the results that bring about higher living standards, keep the economy going and developing and make the social sphere and the country’s security stronger," Peskov said.

Everything else, he said, is "of secondary importance."

"It is true that achieving all these goals without people’s support will be impossible. Thank God, this support is currently at the highest level," he concluded.