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Three quarters of Ukrainians believe Ukraine will retain all territories

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 16:32

A total of 74% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine will retain all territories within its internationally recognised borders as defined in 1991. 

Source: Results of a survey conducted by the sociological group Rating

Details: Respondents were asked the question: "In your opinion, what will be the borders of Ukraine at the end of the war?"


A total of 74% said that Ukraine would retain all its territories (in April 2022, only 53% of Ukrainians thought so);

Nine per cent believe that it will be possible to take back the lands that were controlled by Ukraine before Russia's full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022;

Eight per cent believe that Ukraine will only take back Donbas, but not Crimea.



The survey was conducted by the Centre for Analysis and Sociological Research of the International Republican Institute with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 1 to 5 February 2023.

The survey covers the entire Ukraine, except for the occupied territories of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. A total of 2,000 Ukrainians were interviewed. 

The margin of error does not exceed two per cent.

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