A good friend within the north? Ukrainians belief Belarus’ Lukashenko greater than Biden, Macron & Putin, new ballot reveals


Ukrainians have extra religion in Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko than in newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden. That’s in accordance with a brand new survey, which revealed that 36 p.c of respondents belief the chief in Minsk.

The ballot requested 1,205 Ukrainians situated all through the nation whether or not they belief Lukashenko, Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the embattled Belarusian coming in first place.

“Among the list of leaders, most respondents – 36 percent – trust Lukashenko,” the report revealed. “But, at the same time, 53.6 percent do not trust him.”

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Biden and Macron got here in second and third place, respectively, with 26.7 p.c and 26.2 p.c; whereas Putin completed final with simply 14.four p.c. The Russian chief was by far the least most well-liked, with over three-quarters of respondents (78.9 p.c) expressing mistrust.

In an interview revealed earlier this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed that he want to work productively with Biden, beginning a “new phase” in relations between Kiev and Washington.

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The survey was performed by Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KMIS), an organization with a historical past of working for international governments.

As properly as asking about international leaders, the pollsters additionally quizzed Ukrainians about home politicians. The survey revealed that Vitaly Klitschko, the previous boxer turned mayor of Kiev, is essentially the most trusted (37.5 p.c). After Klitschko got here Zelensky (35.5 p.c) and former prime minister Vladimir Groysman (30.9 p.c).

The opposition politician who commanded essentially the most confidence within the nation was Yury Boyko (28.9 p.c) of the Opposition Platform – For Life occasion. Petro Poroshenko, the previous president defeated by Zelensky in 2019, was distrusted by 74.four p.c of respondents – by far the very best outcome for a home political determine.

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