Survey shows most German don’t support sending missiles to Ukraine

A large majority of people in Germany support Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s decision not to send Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine, a new survey showed.

In a recent poll conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of DPA, only 28 percent were in favour of providing the missiles.

It has a range of 500 kilometers for Ukraine’s defense against Russia.

Some 58 percent were against the delivery of the weapon system.

More than half of that 58 percent, or a total of 31 percent of respondents, rejected in principle any support for Ukraine with German weapons.

Some 14 percent did not give an opinion.

The survey of 2,169 Germans who were eligible to vote was conducted from March 1 to March 5.

Behind Scholz’s decision is the fear that Germany could become involved in the war if the cruise missiles hit Russian territory.

Scholz has struck a nerve with the population.

According to the YouGov surveys, opposition to delivering the Taurus missile platform has grown in recent weeks.

At the beginning of February, 31 percent were still in favour and only 49 percent were against when asked the same question.

However, the mood among people in Germany contradicted the prevailing opinion in the Bundestag.

In addition to the coalition parties of the Greens and the Free Democrats, the conservative opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU),.

They were also in favour of the delivery of the Taurus missiles. (dpa/NAN)

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