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Only 10% of Europeans believe Ukraine can defeat Russia: Guardian

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Fidel Rahmati
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The Guardian, citing the results of a poll, reports that only 10% of Europeans believe in Ukraine’s military capability to defeat Russia in the current conflict.

According to the report, resolving the conflict through negotiation is considered the most likely way to end the war in Ukraine.

The Guardian’s report, based on a survey conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations in EU member states, indicates that despite significant public support for Ukraine, people are not optimistic about its military victory over Russia.

A similar survey conducted last year also addressed the Western alliance’s stance on the Ukraine conflict.

Participants in last year’s survey came from countries including the US, UK, Turkey, India, China, Russia, and 9 EU member states, including France, Germany, and Poland.

A considerable number of participants in Western countries (44% in the UK, 38% in EU member states, and 34% in the US) in 2023 believed Ukraine should reclaim all its lost territories, even if it prolongs the conflict with Russia.

The Guardian notes that comparing the results of these two surveys suggests that policymakers should adopt a more realistic approach to the war in Ukraine.

According to recent pollsters, the definition of “acceptable peace” between Moscow and Kyiv may be reconsidered at this juncture.

Mark Leonard, associated with the European Council on Foreign Relations, said: “EU leaders must change their positions on the Ukraine war to continue supporting Kyiv.”

He added that recent survey participants believe that although Ukraine cannot defeat Russia, continuing aid to Kyiv could pave the way for a sustainable peace agreement in favor of the country and prevent Vladimir Putin’s victory.

CNN reported in January that contrary to optimistic forecasts in early 2023, Ukraine failed to turn the tide in its favor against Russia on the battlefield.

Many military experts and political figures, pointing to the erosion of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, say the battle between the warring parties has reached a deadlock.

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