Western Nations Should “Do Everything Possible” for Ukrainian Economy – Poll

Western Nations Should “Do Everything Possible” for Ukrainian Economy – Poll
11 September 2015

The West should “do everything possible” for the Ukrainian economy, stepping up its support and acting more swiftly than it currently does, according to a survey of Ukrainian and international delegates attending the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting. The interactive survey of the more than 350 attendees, conducted on Friday, 11 September, indicates that 60% of the Ukrainian respondents and 58% of the international respondents believe the West must do more to support Ukraine.

Similarly, about 30% of the Ukrainian delegates and 30% of the international delegates believe the West should “continue to support the Ukrainian economy at the current level, as long as economic reforms move forward.”

On a poll question concerning cooperation with Russia, 11% of the Ukrainian delegates, and 10% of the international delegates, believed that the West should cooperate with Russia on a joint approach. Just 2% of the international delegates believe the West should curtail its support for the Ukrainian economy in the face of more pressing challenges.

Of those polled today, 52% are Ukrainian delegates and 48% represented other countries. The 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting is attended by more than 350 global leaders from politics, business, society and media from more than 20 countries to discuss new Ukraine’s impact on Europe and the world.

The 12th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting will be streamed live at yes-ukraine.org as well as web-sites of the Media Partners in English and Ukrainian.

The official Twitter of the 12th YES Annual Meeting is @yes_ukraine, and participants and followers can include the hashtag: #YESUkraine2015.

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Vladimir Gorbulin
4th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2007
«Informal meetings are essential for foreign policy»