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How many Europeans support aid to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia: poll results


Europeans continue to support Ukraine and Ukrainians

The results of a survey conducted by the Eurobarometer statistical service show continued broad support for the measures taken by the European Union in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is reported on the website of the European Commission.

Europeans continue to express their support for Ukraine and Ukrainians.

These data show that 86% of respondents support the EU providing humanitarian aid to victims of war, 77% express a willingness to accept people seeking refuge from war in the EU and 71% support the imposition of economic sanctions against Russia.

Around two-thirds of Europeans (67% and 65%, respectively) believe the EU should support Ukraine’s path towards European integration and its integration into the single market.

In particular, 65% expressed support for providing financial and economic assistance to Ukraine, and 57% thought the European Union should purchase and deliver military equipment for Ukraine and train Ukrainian soldiers.

The Flash Eurobarometer survey on the challenges and priorities faced by the EU in 2023 was conducted in 27 Member States between 24 and 31 August 2023. A total of 26,514 EU citizens were interviewed online.

As previously reported, the war in Ukraine has been going on for the second year, and most citizens are unwilling to compromise with Russia to end the fighting. This is the result of a joint survey conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Centre Sociological Service.More than 70% of the international respondents believe that Russia threatens peace. A high level of fear is typical for the largest countries that aspire to leadership in the international and military spheres. But even in peaceful areas, Russia appears to be an extremely unfriendly country – both to its citizens and to foreigners.


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