From Conflict to Consequence: Nearly Half of Ukrainian Men Would Like to Own a Firearm, Or Already Have One

By
Gergely Hideg
Situation Update
English
Ukrainian

Situation Update: Ukraine

The previous intensive phase of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict (2014–15) triggered a short-lived but discernible upswing in violent criminal incidents in Ukraine. This causes concern for a potential greater future increase resulting from the current full-scale war. New analysis shows that Ukrainians are already experiencing increased crime levels—and are arming themselves for security.

From Conflict to Consequence: Nearly Half of Ukrainian Men Would Like to Own a Firearm, Or Already Have Onea new Situation Update from the Small Arms Survey’s Ukraine project—marks the beginning of the Survey’s Situation Update series on arms proliferation in Ukraine, and gauge the perceptions of the Ukrainian population regarding firearms.

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Key findings

Context

Post-war security: a slippery slope

Civilian firearm possession

Conclusion

Methodology

This Situation Update was funded by a grant from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO). The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the GFFO.

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Keywords: Ukraine