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Most EU citizens support financial and military aid to Ukraine – Eurobarometer

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The latest survey by Eurobarometer shows that EU citizens continue to back overwhelmingly the military, humanitarian, and financial support of Ukraine. The survey was conducted in June 2023 and published on 10 July 2023.

Most EU citizens continue to widely approve measures taken by the European Union to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. They also support stronger EU defense cooperation and increased defense spending. Moreover, most Europeans believe the EU should reduce its dependency on Russian energy sources as soon as possible.

81% of respondents agree that reducing oil and gas imports and investing in renewable energy is vital for our overall security, and 82% say that the EU should reduce its dependency on Russian energy sources with no delay.

Approval for actions taken by EU countries in response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine remains high. According to the poll, 64% of EU citizens support financing the purchase and supply of military equipment to Ukraine. At the same time, 75% approve of financial support to Ukraine, and 72% back economic sanctions on the Russian government, companies, and individuals.

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Furthermore, 66% agree with banning Russian state-owned media, such as Sputnik and Russia Today, from broadcasting in the EU. 64% of EU citizens also agree with the EU granting candidate status as a potential member of the EU to Ukraine. 56% of respondents are satisfied with the EU’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and 54% are satisfied with the response by their national government.

Eurobarometer conducted this poll through face-to-face interviews between 31 May and 21 June 2023 across the 27 EU Member States. 26,425 EU citizens were interviewed in the EU.

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