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 23.8 percent of Ukrainians ready to resist occupation by force of arms, - survey

About an equal number of Ukrainians prefer armed resistance and civil resistance under foreign military intervention and occupation of their town or village, according to a sociological study of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

28.6 percent of respondents, who were asked what actions they would prefer under foreign military intervention in their town or village, had chosen the option of resistance by participating in acts of civil resistance (demonstrations, protests, boycotts, etc.), 23.8 percent would engage in armed resistance, 11 percent would prefer to go to a safer area, 3.2 percent would go abroad, and 13.1 percent would not take any action.

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34.7 percent of interviewees considered nonviolent struggle to be the most efficient way to combat the armed invasion by the enemy's overwhelming power; 34.4 percent - the armed struggle and 28.5 percent undecided. 34.8 percent supported the nonviolent struggle under armed occupation while 34.2 percent were for armed resistance.

Besides, asked about the actions they would take part in against large-scale long-term foreign armed intervention, a quarter (25.9%) of respondents indicated military action as part of the guerrilla forces or the army, while more than half (58.4%) of those, who consider Crimea to be occupied and the events in Donbas to be intervention, were not ready for such actions.

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