Increasing amount of Ukrainians say reconciliation with Russia impossible - poll

The poll also showed that they feel a diverse mix of emotions surrounding the context of the Russian invasion.

 A funeral service employee looks at bodies of civilians, collected from streets to local cemetery, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine April 6, 2022.  (photo credit: Oleg Pereverzev/Reuters)
A funeral service employee looks at bodies of civilians, collected from streets to local cemetery, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine April 6, 2022.
(photo credit: Oleg Pereverzev/Reuters)

More Ukrainians consider that complete reconciliation with Russia is impossible, according to a poll that was reported by Russian media on Friday. Those who believe that it is not a possibility increased by more than half – from 42% to 64%.

The poll also concluded that Ukrainians were feeling a diverse mix of emotions surrounding the context of the Russian invasion.

Four-fifths of participants feel proud of and patriotic toward their country. This was a large jump from when the same poll was conducted last August, where only a third said they felt proud of their country.

Some 32% of people from the current poll said they felt sad, 16% felt scared and 11% were angry. 

Fewer people also described themselves as a "Soviet person," but pro-Soviet identity was recorded to be more common among elderly people. Still, 91% do not support the idea that Ukrainians and Russians are one people.

Other conclusions

The poll also stated that most Ukrainians have started to go back to work. Among those who were employed before the invasion, 58% continue to work, while 41% of people lost their jobs during the war.

 A view shows buildings damaged by shelling, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, in this handout picture released March 19, 2022.  (credit: Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS) A view shows buildings damaged by shelling, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, in this handout picture released March 19, 2022. (credit: Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS)

A fifth of Ukrainian adults had to change their place of residence, most of them younger people. 

More than three-fourths (76%) of Ukrainians support renaming streets and places whose names are associated with Russia.