The majority of Ukrainians don't believe that Ukraine is capable to protect independently itself from aggression, however are ready to refuse joining to NATO for the sake of preservation of good-neighbourhood with Russia. As the correspondent of UR - the Inform reports, the director of Institute of strategic researches Yury Ruban told a press about it on Monday, September 1, in time - conferences on a subject: "Results of All-Ukrainian poll "Safety of Ukraine against the conflict in Georgia". According to opinion poll data, nearly a half of Ukrainians is afraid that the conflict similar to events in Georgia can occur in the territory of Ukraine. 48,5% agree with it. 40,4% don't agree with this statement and 11,1% didn't decide on the answer.
Thus It should be noted that 57% of respondents consider that Ukraine is incapable to protect today itself own forces. 28,9% are sure that Ukraine is capable to protect itself independently, and 14,1% weren't defined.
At the same time 45,4% of respondents agree to refuse the accession to NATO, for the sake of preservation of good-neighbourhood with Russia. 33,6% were expressed against, and 21% couldn't answer.
Survey is conducted by National institute of strategic researches on August 21-26 in all areas of Ukraine, including in the Crimea and in Kiev. 2 011 respondents are interrogated. The error of selection makes 2,3%.