The number of Ukrainians who believe in pro-Russian narratives about the conflict between the political and military leadership, the West being tired of helping Ukraine, and the Ukrainian government being ready to concede to Russia has increased over the past year.

This became known based on the results of a sociological survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology on September 29 – October 9.

“Over the past year, the number of those who believe in the existence of serious conflicts between the country’s political leadership and the army command has increased from 14% to 32%. At the same time, the majority of the population of Ukraine – 54% (in September 2022 – 71%) – continue to believe that the political leadership and military command act in a coordinated manner as one team,” KIIS reports.

Between September 2022 and October 2023, the number of those who believe that the government may make unacceptable compromises increased slightly, from 5% to 12%.

However, sociologists emphasize that the vast majority of Ukrainians – 80% – continue to believe that the government will not make unacceptable compromises for Ukraine (in September 2022, the number was 87%).


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