Ukrainian Poll: 91% Predict Victory

Confidence is increasing as Russian invasion sputters
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2022 7:45 PM CDT
Poll Finds 91% of Ukrainians Expect to Win
In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv on Monday.   (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Ukrainians are growing increasingly sure they'll defeat the Russian invaders, a new poll has found. In February, just before Russia attacked, 56% of those surveyed said Ukraine would be able to repel an invasion, an Info Sapiens poll showed. By March 14-15, 91% predicted victory, the Washington Post reports, indicating Ukrainians are becoming more sure of victory as time passes without Russia succeeding. The poll questioned a random sample of adults on their cellphones.

President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed similar confidence in a video address released Monday, saying that though Mariupol is being "reduced to ashes" by Russian attacks, per CNN, the city will survive. He said the invasion has produced heroes in his country—"once ordinary Ukrainians and now true fighters." Zelensky also said Monday that he won't surrender any cities or capitulate to Russian ultimatums. "Fight, keep on fighting, and help," he said in the video. The New York Times has a map showing the state of the invasion here. (Read more Russia-Ukraine conflict stories.)

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