KYIV, Jan 29 – One in four Ukrainian citizens do not believe that Ukraine as an independent state will get to its feet in the foreseeable future, and 40% hope the country will overcome hardships in the next 10-15 years, sociologists say.
An analytical material in Ukraine's Mirror Weekly (ZN.UA) published on Saturday, January 27, which is devoted to the problem of emigration from Ukraine, based on the ZN.UA questionnaire, notes: "Twenty-five percent of respondents, when asked to answer the question 'Do you believe that Ukraine as an independent state will get to its feet?' said that they deny the probability of such a scenario in the foreseeable future. This is the second most popular answer. The percentage of those who expect irreversible positive changes in the next 10-15 years is higher - 40.4%. The smallest percentage – 16.1% - is optimists who are confident that all will get better in five years."