An all-Ukrainian poll initiated by the president, conducted on election day, included the question “Do you support Ukraine’s right to use the security guarantees defined by the Budapest Memorandum to restore its state sovereignty and territorial integrity?”
A positive answer to the question can legitimise the deepening of military cooperation between Ukraine and the West, the presence of foreign troops, including NATO troops, on its territory, and even the deployment of foreign military bases on a permanent basis.
Ukraine has agreed to the creation of a British military base in the Mykolaiv region.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and its relations with The West.
According to the Ukrainian president's office, on the day of the local elections, 25 October, Ukrainians were asked five questions on various issues. This poll, unlike a referendum, will not have direct legal consequences but will give every citizen an opportunity to comment on issues important to society.