More than half of Poles would admit Ukraine to the EU, almost half of Hungarians are not even interested in simple assistance

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2022-11-22 07:35:00

In addition, Hungarians are most afraid of Russia. A survey was conducted in the V4 countries and Bulgaria.

The Poles show the greatest solidarity, while Hungary supports the needy the least. This was revealed by the survey conducted by the STEM/MARK agency in the Visegrád countries and Bulgaria. More than 500 people were interviewed in each country, except Bulgaria, where 300 people took part in the survey.

According to the research, he quotes in his article the Czech iDNES – the situation in Ukraine is considered the most worrying by Poles and Czechs. Researchers have been collecting data on this since the Russian attack on Ukraine. About three quarters of the respondents expressed concern about the war. Czechs are least concerned about their own safety. Hungarians are the most worried and distrustful of Russia, but there is also a relatively high level of disinterest. Forty-five percent of them answered that they were either not affected by the war or did not follow its events.

Jan Tuček, director of STEM/MARK, commented on the results of the survey.

The Czechs, Slovaks and Bulgarians more or less agree that the Ukrainians should be helped with financial support. In addition, Poles strongly support the boycott of products from Russia.

The Poles show the greatest solidarity, they are the most willing to accept those fleeing the war even into their own families. In this they differ from the Czechs. The Czech Republic is slightly more willing to accept refugees than the Slovaks or the Bulgarians, but when it comes to welcoming them into a family, they are the most withdrawn of the five nations.

Three-quarters of the residents of all countries agreed that some form of assistance is useful, in Poland 80 percent of the respondents answered this way. In Hungary, on the other hand, more than 42 percent of the respondents said that they were not at all interested in helping Ukraine.

Jan Tuček said that although Poland is a Catholic state, people would do significantly more to transport weapons or ammunition than residents of the other countries surveyed. Citizens of other countries see the main role of the state in providing humanitarian aid and providing asylum for refugees. On the other hand, one third of Hungarians say that the state should not intervene at all.

Respondents are reluctant to include Ukraine in European organizations. In this too, the Poles support the Ukrainians the most, more than 56 percent of whom want Ukraine to join the EU and NATO. In the other countries, 18-25 percent of the respondents would give their approval – the survey reveals.

The Ukrainian government reported in September that the Russians had killed more than 7,000 civilians and wounded another 24,000. However, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznyikov, the number of Ukrainian civilian casualties is closer to 100,000. In the seven months since the beginning of the Russian invasion, some 7.7 million people have fled Ukraine. This is evident from the data of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), according to which 4.2 million refugees received temporary protection in a European country.

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