More than half of Ukrainians ready to start new Maidan

A rally on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, in early December 2013. Photo Gleb Garanich/Reuters

RIA reports:

Kyiv, October 19. More than 50% of Ukrainians are ready to start a “new Maidan” if the quality of life in the country continues its rapid decline. These are the results of a new survey made by the [Ukrainian] polling organization “Rating”.

According to data published on the official website of the organization, only 28% of Ukrainian citizens think it is better to put up with financial difficulties for the sake of preserving order in the country, while 53% of respondents said that in case of a significant deterioration in living conditions it is better to take to the streets to protest.

“Characteristically, these figures almost match those that were recorded in December 2013  [when the mass Euromaidan demonstrations leading to the fall of the Viktor Yanukovych government started in Ukraine] (29 and 50%, respectively),” – said the representatives of “Rating”. […]


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