Most Western media speaking about the US’ withdrawal from the INF Treaty present the American point of view and remain silent about the Russian one. Western media do not mention that the Americans did not share evidence that the Russian missiles 9M729 contradict the obligations of the INF Treaty.
The attitude of the Ukrainian population towards Russia has changed. Earlier the proportion of people having a positive attitude towards Russia was 30% with 70% having a negative attitude, today it is 70% positive and 30% negative.
According to poll from five years ago almost 80% of Ukrainians were positive towards Russia. A poll from September 2018 shows that approximately 48% of Ukrainians had a positive attitude towards Russia, among them 10% were very positive; 32% expressed very negative views and 20% didn’t know. The poll also indicated that 58.1% of Ukrainians supported integration to the EU and 46.3% to NATO. Only 9.4% of respondents believe that Ukraine should restore relations with Russia. and the Commonwealth of Independent Nations. A poll conducted in January 2019 consisted the following question: “If Ukraine could enter one international economic union, which of the following should it be?” 53% of respondents preferred the EU and 13% (the lowest of all times) gave preference to a Customs Union with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. In February 2014, 41% supported the EU and 36% the Customs Union.