Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine
Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.
Far More Continue to View Russia as a ‘Serious Problem’ Than as an ‘Adversary’
Most Americans still are not inclined to view Russia as an adversary, though the share saying Russia represents a serious problem has continued to increase, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’
Though it’s a different story in their own countries.
Russia’s Global Image Negative amid Crisis in Ukraine
Russia is broadly unpopular in many countries around the globe and increasingly disliked in Europe and the United States. President Vladimir Putin’s leadership also continues to inspire little confidence worldwide.
Less than half of Ukrainians support economic aid from the West
The Ukrainians’ lack of enthusiasm for economic aid comes at a time when their economic outlook is bleak.
Presidential vote may not bridge regional divide in Ukraine
Businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate for president in this weekend’s Ukraine election, but he faces a major hurdle in bridging the country’s east-west divide.
Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country
A clear majority of Ukrainians agree that their country should remain a single, unified state. Only in Crimea do more than half voice support for the right to secede.
In Germany, U.S., polls find little support for military aid to Ukraine
The action most favored by Germans (69%) in response to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is economic and financial support for Ukraine, a measure that both the U.S. and Ukraine governments have backed.
Americans Support Increased Sanctions against Russia
The public supports increased U.S. economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia by a 53% to 36% margin. But most oppose military aid to Ukraine.
Obama, Americans put more emphasis on ties with Europe
President Obama emphasized the importance of U.S.-European relations in Brussels today amid the allies’ growing concerns about Russia’s increasingly assertive behavior in Eastern Europe — and at a time when most Americans see political, economic and military ties with the continent as more important than they did several years ago.