A majority of Russians (70%) would support an immediate end to hostilities in Ukraine, according to a Levada-Centr poll.
At the same time, however, the majority of respondents (57%) do not agree that Ukraine should take back the territories occupied by Russia.
Russia-poll: 70% would support a decision by Putin to end the war
In the Levada-Centr’s monthly poll on the war, respondents were randomly divided into two equal groups.
The first group was asked: “If this week President Vladimir Putin decided to end the military conflict with Ukraine, would you support that decision or not?”
37% answered “definitely support”, 33% “probably will support”, 12% “definitely not”, 9% “probably not”, 9% “difficult to answer”.
Russia – poll: 58% would not want the lands to be returned to Ukraine
The second group of respondents was asked: “If this week President Vladimir Putin decided to end the military conflict with Ukraine and return the annexed territories of Ukraine, would you support that decision or not?”
16% answered “definitely will support”, 18% “probably will support”, 19% “probably not support”, 38% “definitely not support”, 10% “difficult to answer”.
When asked whether hostilities should continue or peace talks should begin, more than half of respondents said they favored negotiations.
37% favored the continuation of hostilities, while 56% of respondents said it was necessary to start peace talks.
It is clarified that people aged 55 and over support the war in Ukraine the most, at a rate of 45%, while among people aged 18 to 24 this percentage reaches 23%.