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Most Germans want talks with Russia – poll

Samizdat – August 31, 2022

The majority of Germans want the West to take concrete steps to initiate talks with Russia to end the Ukraine conflict, a recent survey has indicated.

Published on Wednesday, the poll commissioned by Germany’s RTL/ntv-Trendbarometer was conducted from August 26 through August 29, with 1,011 people taking part.

According to the survey, some 77% of Germans believe that the West should make concrete efforts to try to launch negotiations with Russia, which could help bring an end to the conflict in Ukraine. Only 17% would oppose such talks. When asked whether it is the right thing for Western leaders to keep phoning Russian President Vladimir Putin, 87% of the respondents replied in the affirmative, with 11% against.

Regarding the extent of German aid to Ukraine, 43% said they are content with the current state of assistance, while 26% want Berlin to do more and a quarter believe the country is already doing too much in this respect.

The latter sentiment is particularly prevalent in eastern Germany and among supporters of the Alternative for Germany party, the researchers noted.

Although some politicians from the ruling ‘traffic-light’ coalition are calling for continued deliveries of heavy weaponry to Ukraine, even at the expense of Germany’s own military, 62% of the respondents expressed skepticism about whether this would be a prudent move, while only 32% would welcome such deliveries.

August 31, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism, Russophobia |

2 Comments »

  1. Duh — Germans aren’t dumb, ya know!

    Memo to the US regime, NATO et al: TAKE NOTE! Talks, active listening, diplomacy — NOT BELLIGERENCE and WARMONGERING!

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by roberthstiver | August 31, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Jaw Jaw is better than War War”…..Winston Churchill.

    When the USA has agencies like The CIA, Pentagon, Dept of Homeland Security etc, it means that the USA is always looking at the “Next War” rather than negotiating Peace.
    And, such is the influence of the USA in the NATO Pact, that peace is highly unlikely to ‘break out’ in Europe anytime soon, and Germany, being in the centre of Europe knows this only too well.
    And, the USA with a Geriatric President, and a “Deep State” that is actually in control, and dripping with psychopaths, is highly unlikely to enter into “Peace Talks” with anyone. Under these circumstances, the “Next War” is never far away.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 31, 2022 | Reply


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