Seven out of 10 French people approve of the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, but consider them ineffective, the BFMTV channel found out on Wednesday, September 7.
“According to our new poll on Wednesday, French support for sanctions against Russia has declined slightly, but remains at 72%. However, 74% of our fellow citizens also consider them ineffective,” the final report says.
The poll also showed that 40% of those surveyed consider supporting Ukraine and sanctions against Russia a priority, even if this has an increasing impact on their daily lives, and 32% specify that the country should support Ukraine and impose sanctions against Russia, but if this is too strong impact on everyday life and the purchasing power of the French, the measures will have to be reduced.
At the same time, 27% of respondents (an increase of 8 points compared to the previous survey) said that the daily life and purchasing power of the French is more important than support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. They called for the need to end the sanctions in order to restore the economic and trade balance.
Regarding the outcome of the conflict in Ukraine, 72% of the French believe that there will be no winners in it, and 83% predict that it will end in “months or even years.”
The Internet survey was conducted from 6 to 7 September among a sample of 1,001 French people aged 18 and over.
On the same day, the Századvég public opinion research center reported that more than 70% of Hungarians oppose sanctions against Russia. 21% of respondents called restrictions rather useful.
The day before, on September 6, the Center for Energy and Clean Air Research (CREA) reported that Russia earned $158 billion from energy exports, much more than in previous years, with more than half of the funds coming from the European Union (EU). This was written by the British Daily Mail, whose readers questioned who the anti-Russian sanctions were actually aimed at.
Earlier, on September 5, readers of the British tabloid expressed their unwillingness to pay for Ukraine. In the comments to the article about stopping the pumping of fuel through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the British noted that sanctions against the Russian Federation are returning like a boomerang.
The West began to refuse energy resources from the Russian Federation against the background of the military operation carried out by Moscow since February 24 to protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. Its beginning was preceded by the aggravation of the situation in the region, the appeal of the leadership of the Donbass republics to the Russian Federation with a request for help and the subsequent recognition by Russia of the independence of the DPR and LPR.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.