More than 70 % of Russians support the special operation in Ukraine

Jul 21, 2022 09:31

The Russian special operation in Ukraine is supported by 72% of Russians. This percentage has not changed for four months. This is stated in the VTsIOM study.

"According to the latest data, 72% of citizens rather support the decision to conduct a special operation, 17% rather do not support it. 11% find it difficult to answer," the VTsIOM website reports. Among the main goals of the special operation, according to respondents, is to protect Russia, disarm Ukraine and prevent the deployment of NATO military bases on its territory. 38% of respondents voted for this answer. Every fifth named the protection of the population of Donbass as the main goal.

Recall that after the recognition of the independence of the DPR and LPR, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military special operation in Ukraine. At the first stage, the Russian military occupied or surrounded the largest Ukrainian cities. Chernobyl and Zaporizhia nuclear power plants were taken under control. Russia received a land route to the Crimea. More than 1.4 million refugees have left the war zone for Russia, about 6.5 million people and about 30 thousand have left for Europe.