51 percent of Ukrainians support joining EU, 19 percent choose EACU, - survey

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About 51 percent of Ukrainians want their country to join the European Union, while 19 percent support the Eurasian Customs Union (EACU) with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Censor.NET reports referring to a survey by Rating Group Ukraine.

51 percent of Ukrainians want Ukraine to become a member of the EU, whereas 19 percent choose Russia's Customs Union, compared to 15 percent in June 2016.

79 percent of respondents in Ukraine's west say the country should join the EU, while 40 percent of eastern residents are in favor of the EACU.

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43 percent of Ukrainians support joining NATO, compared to 39 percent in June 2016.

Most advocates of Ukraine's accession to NATO live in the western (68 percent) and central (47 percent) parts of the country, the survey shows.