The top three most distrusted foreign leaders in Ukraine are Russian President Vladimir Putin (middle), Belarusian President Lukashenko (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right).
(Reuters, France Xinren, synthesized by this newspaper)
[Compiled Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] The latest Ukrainian poll results show that Polish President Andrzej Duda is the most trusted by Ukrainians among all foreign leaders. US President Biden and European Commission President Von der Leyen are separated 2 and 3; the last three foreign leaders who are least trusted by Ukrainians are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The poll, commissioned by Kyiv think-tank Center for New Europe, listed Ukraine's trust in 17 foreign leaders, with Duda at 87 percent, RFE/RL reported. Support rate, won for the second consecutive year, Biden ranked second with 79% approval rate, while von der Leyen received a positive response of 73%; 4 to 6 was British Prime Minister Ri Sunak (64.2%) ), European Council President Michel (51.3%) and Moldovan President Messandu (50.4%).
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Other Ukrainian leaders who responded less positively included German Chancellor Scholz (49.2%) at 7th, French President Emmanuel Macron at 10th (43.9%) and Turkish President Erdogan (42.3%) at 11th. ).
It is no surprise that Putin (0.6%) and his Belarusian "little brother" Lukashenko (3%) occupy the bottom two places.
The trust rating of Xi Jinping, who ranks third from the bottom, is only 9%.
In this regard, Oleksandr Krayev, director of Ukrainian Prism, a Ukrainian think tank and foreign policy committee, pointed out, "Regarding Xi Jinping, let us remember that Ukrainians consider China, if not an ally, at least Russia. China’s economic and political partner. While China’s politics are much more complex, in general China is not our strategic partner.”
China spreads a lot of pro-Russian rhetoric. China seems to be content with sanctions and does not provide weapons to Russia. However, there is a pro-Russian trend in Chinese propaganda. Therefore, Xi Jinping's rating is so low, which reflects Ukrainians' dissatisfaction with China's position.
The latest survey, commissioned by the Center for New Europe, was conducted by telephone between December 16 and 25, 2022, and as many as 1,553 respondents took part in the study.
Ranking of Ukrainians' trust in foreign leaders.
(Reposted from Twitter @EuromaidanPress)