More than half of Ukrainians want the country’s accession to the EU, while 43 percent support the country’s joining the NATO. The least of those who considers it necessary to join the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
This is evidenced by data survey, the results of which publishes “European truth”. According to the sociologists, 51% of respondents want Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
While only 19% of respondents in favor of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In June 2016, the figure was 15%.
On the West of the country 79% of respondents said they want the entry of Ukraine into the European Union. In the East, 40% of respondents were in favour of the Customs Union.
In addition, 43% of Ukrainians favor joining NATO. In June 2016, the figure was 39%. Most supporters of Ukraine’s accession to NATO in the West (68%) and Central (47%) of the country. However, 29% of Ukrainians oppose joining NATO.
The survey was conducted from 28 September to 7 October 2016 the sociological group “Rating” at the request of the International Republican Institute. The study was funded by the canadian government.
According to the previous poll of “Rating”, in June Ukraine an EU member saw 54% of respondents, 15% were in favour of joining the Customs Union, 12% gave another answer, 19% were undecided, said RIA “Novosti”.
The Association agreement of Ukraine with the EU was signed in Brussels in June 2014. The contract involves the deepening of integration between Kyiv and Brussels in the field of politics, trade, culture and security.
November 2014 Ukraine has started the implementation of key provisions of the agreement except for the establishment of a free trade zone. From 1 January 2016 the provisional application regime also began to operate the provisions of the free trade zone. Currently only one country in Europe not to have ratified the Agreement on Association of Ukraine with the European Union – the Netherlands.