Majority of EU residents support EU support for Ukraine - survey

  • 2022-12-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The majority of European Union (EU) residents support EU support to Ukraine, according to the Eurobarometer survey published on Wednesday, the press secretary of the European Parliament (EP) in Latvia, Janis Krastins, informed LETA.

In a survey conducted from October 12 to November 7, 74 percent of EU citizens supported the EU providing aid to Ukraine after the Russian invasion. In all EU member states, the majority of citizens express support for EU support - the highest support is in Sweden (97 percent), Finland (95 percent), the Netherlands (93 percent), Portugal (92 percent) and Denmark (92 percent). In Latvia, 80 percent of the population supports the assistance provided by the EU. In the ten months since the war in Ukraine began, support for specific measures taken by the EU, such as sanctions against the Russian government or financial, military or humanitarian aid to Ukraine, has remained high at 73 percent.

"Russia's aggression has caused terrible human suffering and enormous damage. The courage and resilience of Ukrainians in the face of terror is impressive. The best response and support we as the European Union can give is European solidarity and European unity. Ukrainians can count on the European Parliament's unshakable support," said EP President Roberta Metsola, speaking about the results of the survey.

The Eurobarometer survey of the European Parliament for the fall of 2022 was conducted by Kantar in Latvia from October 12 to November 7. All 27 EU member states were surveyed, and a total of 26,443 interviews were conducted. EU results are evaluated taking into account the population of each member state.