Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine | Trust in Zelensky is declining

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine |  Trust in Zelensky is declining

Several opinion polls show that support for President Volodymyr Zelensky is declining in Ukraine, and that many more people are abandoning the country’s defense minister.

As many as 84% ​​of those surveyed in December last year said they trusted Zelensky, but the percentage has now fallen to 62%, according to a poll published by the newspaper. Independent Kyiv.

The percentage of those who responded that they do not trust the president at the same time showed an increase from 5 percent to 18 percent. Measurements Conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

The poll showed that Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Zalozny, on the other hand, enjoys the confidence of 88% of those surveyed.

Difficult relationship

The relationship between Zelensky and Zalozny had long been tense, which worsened after the Chief of Staff took over as Defense Minister. Interview with The Economist He described the war against Russian forces as reaching a dead end.

A few days ago, Zelensky confirmed in an interview with Time magazine that he had good intentions of winning the war.

Ukrainian media have since speculated whether Zelensky would fire Zalozny, but if so it would be a deeply unpopular decision, it appears. A new poll was published by KIIS on Wednesday.

Only 2 percent of those surveyed said they would support such a decision, while 72 percent said they would view negatively the possibility of dismissing the Minister of Defense.

Not direct criticism

The latest poll gave Zalozny a massive 92 percent support, while Zelenskyy received the support of 77 percent of those surveyed.

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Zelensky was careful not to criticize Zalozny directly and denied in a press conference on Tuesday that there was a conflict between the two.

However, the Ukrainian president did not extend his full support to the Defense Minister, but called for concrete results from the country’s military leadership.

Jabori Obasanjo

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