Poll: Majority does not believe in Ukrainian victory against Russia

Photo: Sign “Stand with Ukraine” lies on the ground (archive), via dts news agency

Berlin (dts) – The majority of Germans do not believe in a Ukrainian victory against Russia. This was the result of a survey conducted by the Insa Institute on behalf of the news magazine Focus. More than half of those surveyed (51 percent) believe that Ukraine cannot win the war of aggression against them, 20 percent believe in victory. 26 percent of those surveyed did not know the answer, and three percent did not want to give an answer.

The majority of respondents are also convinced that Germany is putting itself at risk in terms of security policy by supporting Ukraine. 58 percent of respondents fear this, while 28 percent say no. Eleven percent do not know and three percent do not want to comment on the matter.

The German government's recent decision that Ukraine can use German weapons (limited) against targets in Russia is also viewed critically. The relative majority of 42 percent of survey participants judge the decision to be wrong. 38 percent, however, see it as right. Eight percent do not care about this issue. Another eight percent cannot and three percent do not want to answer this question.

The relative majority of 41 percent of respondents believe that Germany should supply fewer weapons to Ukraine. Around a quarter (24 percent) are in favor of the same amount and 21 percent are in favor of more weapons. Five percent do not care and nine percent cannot or do not want to make an assessment.

The Germans are much less clear on the question of whether Ukraine should be prepared to make concessions to Russia. 38 percent believe that Ukraine should be prepared to make concessions to Russia, while 36 percent take the opposite view. 23 percent do not know how to answer this question and four percent do not want to do so.

For the survey, 7 people were interviewed from June 10 to 1.004.