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    More Ukrainians support ascension to NATO with 43.9 percent, however 38 percent of them are against.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — More Ukrainians support ascension to NATO than oppose it with 43.9 percent in favor and 38 percent against, the survey carried out by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology revealed on Thursday.

    A total of 18.1 percent of respondents could not answer the question concerning Ukraine's joining NATO.

    Survey was carried out between May 20-June 2 among 2,043 people.

    In 2014, Ukraine dropped its non-aligned status, opening the way for NATO membership and drawing criticism from Russia and many other states. In September 2015, Poroshenko signed a new military doctrine, stipulating the need for the country's armed forces to match NATO standards by 2020.


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