The vast majority of Hungarians do not support EU sanctions against Russia, oppose the ban on issuing visas to Russians, and also do not agree with the supply of weapons to Ukraine by EU member states.
These are the data of the Századvég think tank, Hungary Today reports.
"It turned out that already imposed sanctions did not live up to expectations and instead plunged EU member states into crisis, as attempts to abandon Russian energy sources led to extreme uncertainty and rising prices for oil, electricity and gas," Századvég claims.
The survey, conducted on a sample of 1,000 people, shows that 81% oppose the EU and its member states sending weapons to Ukraine, and the same level of opposition to the ban on Russian tourists. Only 16% and 17% of respondents agree with the two propositions.
"The vast majority of Hungarians want to see peace in their neighboring countries, however, in their opinion, arming Ukraine has the opposite effect, and in fact it contributes to the continuation of the war, which leads to further human casualties and the weakening of the European economy due to the generation of military inflation," - it is said in the message. in the study.
In addition, the absence of Russian tourists will also affect the income from European tourism and, accordingly, the economic indicators of the continent, the study claims.
The majority of respondents (78%) do not support the ban on the import of Russian oil to Europe, the training of the Ukrainian military by the European Union (77%), the ban on the import of Russian gas and the final withdrawal from Russian gas (75%) or the ban on the import of Russian fuel and raw materials for nuclear power plants ( 74%).
Hungarians also oppose a ban on the import of Russian coal (71%), goods and services from Russia to Europe (70%), Russian civilian aircraft in Europe (68%) and a ban on the sale of European goods and services to Russia (67%).
The results of the survey show that only one of the punishment measures enjoys the support of the majority: 57% of respondents agree with freezing the assets of Russian billionaires and oligarchs, and 37% do not agree with it.