Such a confrontation in the views of East and West Germany, this time about the events in Ukraine, history practically does not remember.
As writes BB.LVreferring to the German publication Der Tagesspiegel, no other issue caused such a gap in the views of the inhabitants of Germany, as revealed by a survey by the research company Forsa – the country was literally split in two.
The publication notes that polls over the past few months show that residents of the east and west of Germany “come to very different assessments” of events in Ukraine. Among residents of the east of the country, 34% of respondents believe that the government is doing too much to support Ukraine. In the west of Germany, 18% of the inhabitants, that is, one in five, think so.
The supply of weapons caused even greater divergence of views: from 54% to 61% of the inhabitants of the western regions supported the supply of heavy weapons to Kyiv, in the east about 32% support such a decision.
The difference between those who consider Berlin’s support for Ukraine excessive in the east and west of Germany is already an average of 16 percentage points, and the difference in views on arms supplies is even 26%, the publication concludes.