- About 90 percent of Europeans believe Ukraine cannot win war, poll finds
- The vast majority of Europeans would push for a peace agreement to end the fighting.
Only one in ten Europeans believe Ukraine can still defeat Russia and a “compromise deal” is seen as the most likely outcome, according to a survey.
Of the 12 countries surveyed, ten believe that Russia has a better chance of winning the war.
The two who have faith in Ukraine being victorious are Poland and Portugal; the former supports its geographical neighbor only very marginally.
The country that has the least faith in Ukraine is Greece, with only a small proportion of respondents saying the country will win the war.
Hungary, which also borders the war-torn nation, is not far behind, according to the EU-wide survey called Wars and elections: how European leaders can maintain public support for Ukraine.
It is said that the commitment of the Europeans to prevent a Russian victory had not budged
Europeans may not be as in touch with their moral loyalty to Ukraine as they once were
According to the survey, Hungary believes more than any other of the 12 countries that Russia will emerge victorious.
As reported by the guardianThe authors of the survey report concluded that on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europeans are not in a “heroic mood,” or even optimistic about the situation.
Despite this, it is said that the Europeans’ commitment to preventing a Russian victory had not wavered.
However, another survey suggests that Europeans may not be as in touch with their moral loyalty to Ukraine as they once were.
The vast majority of people surveyed in the 12-nation survey believe countries at war should reach a peace deal, rather than Ukraine seeking victory.
Report co-author Mark Leonard of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), which commissioned the survey, told The Guardian that most Europeans are “desperate to prevent a Russian victory” but would push to simply provide aid when doubt Ukraine’s military capabilities.
The vast majority of people surveyed in the 12-nation survey believe that countries at war should reach a peace agreement.
This contrasts sharply with the general notion in Europe at the beginning of the war, when countries like the United Kingdom were so adamant about stopping Putin in his tracks that they were willing to boycott Russian exports.
The UK was so adamant about Ukraine winning an absolute victory against Russian aggressors that it knowingly allowed gas and oil prices to skyrocket due to Russia’s blockade, all in a message of solidarity with the victims from the war.
Another YouGov poll on the same European countries, but this time on the topic of Donald Trump’s election in the upcoming US elections, shows a very strong correlation between countries that believe Ukraine should conform and countries that support the presidential candidate .
This is not surprising given the promises Trump has made over the course of the war.
Last year, Trump was asked what his specific plan was for ending the war in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
He said it would all come down to his good relations with Volodymyr Zelensky Vladimir Putin.
Many Europeans believe that continuing to provide aid will help countries reach an agreement.
Donald Trump has previously said he could end the war within 24 hours if he comes to power.
Trump said: “I know Zelensky very well, I know Putin very well, even better, and I had a very good relationship with both of them.”
The presidential hopeful said he would tell Zelensky: “Enough is enough, we must reach an agreement.”
He said he would later tell Putin: “If you don’t come to an agreement, we will give you a lot.” “We are going to give more than they ever received.”
There is also a strong correlation between European countries that believe Ukraine has a chance of winning the war and those that support Trump.
In general, the less faith the country has in Ukraine, the more support it has for Trump and, presumably, his promises to end the war.