Russian participation in the Ukrainian crisis

The survey took place between 14 and 17 November 2014 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 134 localities of 46 of the country’s regions. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of these studies does not exceed 3.4%.

WITH WHOM DO YOU THINK KIEV AUTHORITIES ARE FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

Nov.14

With the people of Donbass

58

With Russia

18

With separatists who want to secede from Ukraine

14

It is difficult to say

10

WHO DO YOU THINK IS RESISTING KIEV AUTHORITIES IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

Nov.14

The people of Donbass

61

Separatists who want to secede from Ukraine

17

Russia

6

It is difficult to say

16

DO YOU THINK RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE CURRENTLY IN UKRAINE?

 

Sep.14

Nov.14

Yes

29

25

No

49

53

It is difficult to say

23

22

DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA CURRENTLY IS CONDUCTING AN INFORMATION WAR AGAINST UKRAINE?

 

Nov.14

Definitely yes

8

Mostly yes

16

Mostly no

40

Definitely not

24

It is difficult to say

12

DO YOU THINK AN INFORMATION WAR AGAINST RUSSIA IS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED BY…

 

Oct.14

Ukraine?

USA,

Western countries?

Definitely yes

54

55

Mostly yes

29

33

Mostly no

5

3

Definitely not

3

1

It is difficult to say

9

9

DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BLOODSHED AND DEATH OF PEOPLE IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

1-4 Aug.

22-25 Aug.

Oct.14

Nov.14

Definitely yes

5

5

5

6

Mostly yes

13

12

15

12

Mostly no

25

25

32

29

Definitely not

50

50

38

44

It is difficult to say

7

8

10

10

DO YOU PERSONALLY FEEL RESPONSIBILITY FOR BLOODSHED AND DEATH OF PEOPLE IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

1-4 Aug.

22-25 Aug.

Oct.14

Nov.14

Definitely yes

2

2

3

4

Mostly yes

9

7

5

6

Mostly no

19

22

27

27

Definitely not

62

64

58

56

It is difficult to say

8

5

7

9

WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE FACT THAT RUSSIAN VOLUNTEER FIGHTERS ARE FIGHTING IN THE RANKS OF MILITIAS IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

May.14*

Jun.14*

19-22 Sep.14*

26-29 Sep.14

Nov.14

Entirely positive

24

20

13

11

12

Mostly positive

37

44

44

47

43

Mostly negative

15

13

20

19

19

Sharply negative

4

6

5

7

7

It is difficult to say

20

17

18

16

20

* The question was asked in the following way: "WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN VOLUNTEERS IN THE CONFLICT IN THE DONETSK AND LUGANSK DISTRICTS?"

IF YOU FOUND OUT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY TROOPS WERE FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE, WHAT WOULD YOUR ATTITUDE BE TOWARD THAT?

 

Nov.14

Entirely positive

10

Mostly positive

35

Mostly negative

25

Sharply negative

9

It is difficult to say

22

Translated by the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.