Almost half of Germans believe Ukraine should cede territory in the country’s east to reach a peace deal with Russia, according to a fresh poll by broadcaster RTL. While 47% of Germans back the idea of Ukraine making territorial concessions to Russia, some 41% oppose it. The remaining 12% of respondents were unsure, according to the poll.
A vast majority – some 69% – of Germans do not believe that Kiev will be able to defeat Russia on the battlefield and drive its troops out of the country. Only 26% adhere to the idea that enough weaponry supplied to Kiev by the collective West would allow it to score a military victory over Russia. Meanwhile, 56% of Germans believe that supplying heavy weaponry to Kiev was the right thing to do, while some 40% are opposed.