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· The share of Ukrainians opposed to including the US in talks about the Donbass crisis rose from 15 percent a year ago to 25 percent this year, while 72 percent said that they supported the introduction of UN peacekeepers as a means of resolving the dispute with Russia. (That question was not asked in 2017.)
· Ukrainians increasingly identify as members of a civic nation rather than an ethnic one. Last year, 37 percent said they were part of a civic nation; now 49 percent do. Over the same period those identifying primarily as ethnic Ukrainians fell from 46 percent to 36.9 percent.
· The share of Ukrainians saying that Ukrainian is their native language fell from 67 percent last year to 58 percent this, with those identifying Russian as that language rising from 13 percent to 19 percent, reflecting more willingness to identify Russian in this way and also in response to government efforts to exclude Russian from many aspects of life.
· Ever more Ukrainians say they have friends in the EU, 31 percent this year as opposed to 24 percent in 2017, a reflection of travel and also a statement in support of the idea that Ukraine is part of Europe and not part of Eurasia.