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Poll: over 40 percent of Ukrainians prefer Collective Security Treaty Organization , 12.5 percent favor NATO

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Nov. 26, 2009, 4:24 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Some 40.1% of Ukrainians said the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was the best global security group for Ukraine to be apart of, the Ukrainian Project System said in comments on the November 4-10 poll. More than 36% of the respondents said that Ukraine should remain neutral, and only 12.5% supported Ukraine's accession to NATO.

Some 33.9% of the respondents supported Ukraine's full membership in the CSTO; 16.1% said that Ukraine should take part in particular CSTO programs; 7.5% supported sporadic participation in particular missions, and 4.6% said that Ukraine should abstain from any contacts with the CSTO.

Nine percent said they had never heard of CSTO, and 18.9% found it difficult to answer the question.
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