Most Russians Support Annexation of Crimea – Poll

Most Russians support the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and do not believe Russia violated international agreements when it took the action in 2014, according to an independent survey published on Monday. 

The Levada Center polling agency said 86% of respondents supported the annexation, while 71% of respondents did not see it as illegal and only 9% said they did. 

Levada said that 94% of respondents who approve of President Vladimir Putin also support the annexation of Crimea. Among those who disapprove of the president’s activities, the level of support for Russia’s action on Crimea is 75%.

Russia’s annexation of Crimea  from Ukraine ignited fierce backlash and sanctions from the international community. 

Russia has given citizenship to thousands in Crimea and Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions as the West says Russia continues to send troops and arms to support the separatists.

In recent weeks, tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border spiked, then de-escalated when Russia started withdrawing troops on Friday.

Levada conducted the survey among 1,623 Russians in 50 regions from March 25-31.

(c) The Moscow Times

4 comments

  • “The Levada Center polling agency said 86% of respondents supported the annexation, while 71% of respondents did not see it as illegal and only 9% said they did.”

    Interesting sets of stats. Not sure Putler will be too pleased about 86% of the people polled, admit Crimea was annexed. Shorty still blathers on about referendums and international laws, blah, blah.

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  • англійський масон

    Of course they support it, there’s the chance of a Summer holiday stealing something.

    71% did not see it as illegal because they were not ever told that theft is wrong.

    Liked by 5 people

  • onlyfactsplease

    This poll is wholly useless for how quickly paint dries is much more important than what a brainwashed and intimidated population thinks about a theft its masters have committed.

    Liked by 5 people

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