According to Censor.NET, these are the results of a representative DW-Trend survey, commissioned by Deutsche Welle and conducted by the Kyiv branch of the IFAK Institute for Public Opinion Research.
In the past 13 months since the previous DW-Trend poll, the Ukrainians noticeably cooled toward Russia. In November 2013, 40% of respondents assessed their country's relations with Russia as friendly, partner-like or neutral, but now this opinion is held by only 15%. 29% consider the relations with Russia strained and 56% - hostile.
A particularly noteworthy change of sentiment is among the residents of traditionally pro-Russian eastern Ukraine. 81% of respondents described the relationship with the neighboring country as tense or hostile.
The situation is similar in Russia. 70% of respondents consider the relations between Russia and Ukraine tense or hostile. A year earlier, this opinion was expressed by only 40% of those polled.
The DW-Trend study of December 2014 in Russia and Ukraine polled 1,000 respondents aged 18 to 65 living in cities with populations over 50,000 people. IFAK failed to conduct a survey in the territories under the control of separatists, as well as in Crimea.