Here Are the European Countries That Have Provided the Least Support to Ukraine

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.14 - 2024 5:15 PM CET

Photo: President's Office
Photo: President's Office
The European population's willingness to support Ukraine is declining.

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There are still very intense battles between Ukraine and Russia.

Reports are emerging of some Russian advances in the eastern parts of Ukraine, while Volodymyr Zelenskyj pleads for more military and economic support.

Now, there are indications that popular support for sending weapons to Ukraine has decreased by 5 percentage points in Europe.

This is according to the EU's Eurobarometer.

Least Support

In June 2023, European public support stood at 62 percent and has now dropped to 57 percent.

Ukraine has the least support in Serbia, where only 15 percent believe that weapons should be sent to the country.

This is followed by countries like Cyprus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Greece.

Most Support

In Sweden, support has somewhat decreased but still ranks second in terms of countries wanting to provide the most support.

Albania is in first place with a whole 93 percent, two percentage points more than Sweden.

Finland, the Netherlands, and Poland are also on the list of supportive countries.

"It's a matter of fate. If the EU abandons Ukraine, in the worst case, we could have a militaristic, revanchist, and dictatorial Russia right in the middle of Europe," says Mats Ekengren, a professor of political science at the Swedish National Defence College, to SVT.

New Attacks

As Vladimir Putin vowed to intensify attacks against Ukraine, new assaults with missiles and drones have been directed at the country.

Over the weekend, Russia attacked targets in Chernihiv and Dnipro, among other places.

"Fragments of an enemy missile caused destruction in the private residential area in Chernihiv. Fortunately, no persons were injured," the regional police reported, according to CNN.

Assessing the Damage

In Dnipro, attacks have caused problems, but there have been no reports of fatalities.

"We are now investigating the extent of the damage caused by the attacks. But people are always the priority. Fortunately, everyone is safe," says military chief Serhii Lysak.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyj continues to plead for Western support, and among others, the United Kingdom has announced extensive support packages recently.

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