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 Over 70 percent of Ukrainians back accession to NATO, - poll

44 percent of Ukrainians believe acceding NATO is the best option to ensure the country's security.

If a referendum on Ukraine's accession to NATO were to be held in the near future, 62 percent of Ukrainians would take part in it, with 71 percent being in favor of the alliance and 23 percent opposing the accession, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA referring to the results of a recent poll.

6 percent of respondents are undecided.

44 percent of Ukrainians believe joining NATO is the best option to guarantee Ukraine's security. The non-aligned status is backed by 26 percent of the population. 6 percent stick to the prospect of a military alliance with Russia and other CIS countries.

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4 percent of respondents support a military alliance with the U.S.

The poll was conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Razumkov Centre think tank during Dec. 16-20, 2016. 2,018 respondents over 18 years from across Ukraine, except Crimea and the occupied territory in the Donbas, were questioned. The theoretical margin of sampling error does not exceed 2.3 percent.

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