The Donbas – Two parts, or still one? The experience of war through the eyes of the regional population
ZOiS Report 2/2017
A ZOiS survey conducted in the Donbas in December 2016 provides insights into life and attitudes across the frontline between the Kyiv-controlled Donbas and the occupied territories, the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). The two-part survey reveals the differentiated public opinion in the DNR/LNR and similarities in views shared across the frontline.
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ZOiS Report 1/2017
by Gwendolyn Sasse
A survey conducted by ZOiS in November and December 2016 provides the first comparative data on the attitudes and identities of the people displaced by the war in Eastern Ukraine both within Ukraine and to Russia.
One group severely affected by the war in the Donbas remains hidden from view: the displaced, internally and externally. Through their displacement, these individuals fall outside standard opinion polls, they do not figure in international media reports (and hardly figure in the Ukrainian and Russian media), and in policy circles they are primarily seen as a social policy or humanitarian aid issue.
The newly founded Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin has just conducted the first two-part survey of IDPs in Ukraine and those who fled to Russia.
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