In the aftermath of Ukraine’s failed counteroffensive in 2023, the belief in Kyiv’s chances of reclaiming occupied land from the ruthless Russians has dwindled among European citizens. A recent study by the globalist European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) reveals that a mere ten percent of the 17,023 people polled in 12 European nations believe in Ukraine’s victory. In contrast, 20 percent believe Moscow will emerge triumphant, while 37 percent anticipate a negotiated peace settlement between the two countries.

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The survey, carried out in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden last month, discovered that only 20 percent would support increased European Union aid to Ukraine if the United States reduces its payments to Kyiv.

There is a growing sentiment that escalating the war would be futile, as it has devolved into a trench warfare situation reminiscent of World War One. Modern drone technology has hindered the surprise attacks necessary to break the stalemate, as even Ukraine’s former top military commander admitted.

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According to the poll, a majority of citizens in Romania (50 percent), Italy (52 percent), Greece (59 percent), and Hungary (64 percent), along with a plurality in Austria (49 percent) and Germany (41 percent), support efforts to push Ukraine into negotiated peace with Russia.

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In contrast, only Poland (47 percent), Portugal (48 percent), and Sweden (50 percent) show stronger support for continuing the war rather than seeking settlement talks.

This poll reaffirms the profound divide between the desires of the people and the leadership in Brussels and European capitals. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) cautioned that the EU must adopt a Ukraine policy grounded in reality to avoid validating arguments by former President Donald Trump and populist leaders in Europe.

Ivan Krastev, one of the ECFR study’s authors, expressed concern about the danger of Trump and Putin portraying Ukraine and its supporters as the “forever war” party while claiming to champion “peace.” The think tank contends that Brussels should distinguish between a “durable peace” and a “peace on Russian terms” to protect Kyiv’s aspirations and prevent a defeat for Ukraine and Europe.

Nevertheless, Ukraine’s aspirations to join the European Union face opposition from citizens across the bloc. This opposition stems from the potential for another wave of migration, with young Ukrainians seeking better pay in countries like Germany and Poland, undercutting the wages of local labor. Farmers, who have staged disruptive protests, also object to Brussels allowing tariff-free imports of cheaply produced agricultural goods, which drive down prices and jeopardize businesses throughout the EU.

The ECFR’s own poll reveals that in Poland, “people from Ukraine” are viewed as more of a threat than an opportunity in a ratio of 40 percent to 27 percent, while in Hungary and Romania, the numbers stand at 37 percent to 19 percent and 35 percent to 13 percent, respectively. Despite these concerns, leadership in Brussels, Berlin, and Paris persists in pushing for the fast-tracked admission of Ukraine, expanding the EU’s territory.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has emerged as a roadblock to the swift admission of Ukraine, threatening to exercise his national veto to prevent the country’s entry into the bloc. Orban argues that the EU risks being drawn into insignificant territorial disputes between Moscow and Kyiv, potentially leading to war with Russia. He also highlights the rampant corruption in Ukraine, which under normal circumstances should disqualify it from EU membership.

As Europe grapples with the realities and complexities surrounding Ukraine, it is essential to heed the concerns of citizens and recognize the potential consequences of hastily expanding the EU’s territory while compromising the security and well-being of its member states. Only by addressing these issues rooted in reality can Europe chart a path forward that aligns with the core values of its citizens.

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