Some Europeans don't mind Ukraine losing territories, but support with weapons – study

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Some Europeans don't mind if Ukraine loses territory, but in favor of helping with weapons - research < p>If the Austrians and Germans are in favor of a speedy end to the war, even at the cost of territorial losses for Ukraine, then the Netherlands, Portuguese and Poles are strongly against this idea.

Such are the data of a study of the Euroskopia network in nine EU countries (Portugal, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Greece).

More than 60% of the inhabitants of Austria and Germany want the war to end quickly. The result is interesting because the German government is one of those who provided the most military assistance to Ukraine.

Greeks (54%), Italians (50%) and Spaniards (50%) also support the quick end of the war at the cost of territorial losses.

In the Netherlands, 48% of citizens were against Ukraine giving up territories to end the war quickly. 45% in Portugal and 42% in Poland think the same way.

The example of Spain shows that the voters of the left-wing parties of the ruling coalition are most of all in favor of a speedy end to the war, even if this means territorial concessions from Ukraine in favor of Moscow.

In general, in all EU countries surveyed, 48% are in favor for a quick end to the conflict, even if Ukraine has to give part of its territory to Russia, while 32%, almost one in three Europeans, oppose such a sacrifice for the sake of accelerating peace.

On the other hand, there is a greater consensus on the supply of weapons to Ukraine, which has the support of 56% of the polled citizens of nine EU countries.

The area in which opinions are divided the least is attention to refugees. 29% of Europeans believe that Poland is the country that has helped refugees the most.

The study was conducted in nine large countries that are members of the European Union, on a sample of 1,000 adult citizens (a total of 9 000 interviews).

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

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