KIEV, November 12. /TASS/. More than half of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine and Russia will have better relations in the future, according to a poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.
A total of 56.6% of those polled believe that Ukraine will improve relations with Russia in the future. As many as 30.1% said that tensions would persist between the two countries, while 12.6% found it hard to respond and 0.7% refused to answer.
In response to a question about the Russian language, 49.8% of the poll’s participants said that Russian was part of Ukraine’s heritage that should be promoted. At the same time, 29.6% consider Russian to be a threat to Ukraine’s independence. As many as 19.6% found it difficult to answer and another 1% refused to respond.
The poll involving 1,502 respondents was conducted on October 17-24. The margin of error does not exceed 2.6%.