According to the results of the study, the number of Ukrainians who have a negative attitude towards Russia has decreased, from 13% in November 2011 to 9% in February 2012. Some 6% of respondents were undecided.
"As before, most Ukrainians who have a positive attitude towards Russia live in the southern (94%) and eastern (92%) regions, and their smallest number is in western regions (65%). In the central regions, 89% have a positive attitude towards Russia. Compared with 2011, the number of those positively disposed to Russia has significantly increased in western (from 55% to 65%), southern (from 89% to 95%) and central (from 78% to 89%) regions. The number of residents of eastern regions who are positively disposed to Russia has dropped (from 96% to 92%)," reads a statement released by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology on Friday.
At the same time, the number of Russians who have a positive attitude towards Ukraine decreased from 68% in September 2011 to 64% in January 2012. The number of those negatively disposed to Ukraine remained virtually unchanged, at 25%.