A shift in ukrainians' perception of security options
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Ukrainians' perception and assessment of the best security options for the country have undergone significant changes: from rather strong support for non-alignment status and weak support for NATO membership in 2012, two years before the Russian-Ukrainian military conflict, and to strong support for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which became prevalent in all regions of Ukraine after the full-scale invasion in 2022. These changes in perception were systemic and occurred in expert and political circles, as well as in general public sentiment.
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