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Szazadveg: Vast majority of Hungarians oppose sending European troops to Ukraine

Fully 86 percent of Hungarians oppose sending European or NATO troops to Ukraine, according to a fresh survey by pollster Szazadveg released on Thursday.

In a statement, Szazadveg noted that several European leaders had recently “joined in on the war rhetoric of French President Emmanuel Macron”, proposing that European countries should support Ukraine in the war against Russia by sending troops of their own to the conflict.

Szazadveg said its survey found that 75 percent of Hungarians saw the war as conflict between the economic and military interests of the United States and Russia. Hungarians also say the biggest obstacle to peace is that neither side is willing to compromise, the statement added.

Altogether 77 percent of respondents said they had heard about the French president and other European as well as Ukrainian leaders urging the involvement of European troops in the conflict.

Meanwhile, Szazadveg also found that 80 percent of Hungarians say Russia is unlikely to attack Hungary if achieves a military victory Ukraine, while 79 percent believe Russia would not attack NATO at all.

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