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 80 percent of Ukrainians oppose free sale of weapons, - poll

Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Oleksandr Razumkov Ukrainian Center for Economic and Political Studies found that 81.5 per cent of respondents were against the legalization of the free sale of weapons to the citizens.

This was evidenced by the poll results, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

11.5 percent of respondents supported the initiative to allow the free sale of weapons to citizens.

At the same time, 7 percent were undecided on this issue.

Besides, the respondents were invited to express their opinions on the possible existence of private armed organizations in Ukraine.

78.3 percent of interviewees were against, 11.3 percent expressed support of such phenomenon, and 10.4 percent were undecided.

The survey was conducted from July 22 to July 27 in all regions of the country except Crimea annexed by Russia and the areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk region temporarily occupied by the terrorists.

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The survey covered 2,011 respondents with the minimum age of 18 years and above.

The potential sampling error does not exceed 2.3 percent.

As reported, the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin supported the legalization of the free sale of weapons to the population while Chief of the Interior Ministry Main Directorate in Kyiv Oleksandr Tereshchuk opposed the idea.

 
 
 
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