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Ukrainian soldiers take part in exercises near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, in the Lugansk region on March 27, 2015.

A majority of people in the United States are supporting a military strike against Russia in response to an attack by Moscow on a NATO country, according to a new survey.

The poll conducted by the Pew Research Center showed Wednesday that 56 percent of Americans back a military response.

The result is in sharp contrast with the European countries as people in Germany, Italy and France do not support war on Russia.

In Germany, 58 percent of the respondents said they are against the use of military force. People in France and Italy oppose the idea 53 and 51 percent respectively.

After the US, 53 percent of the public in Canada are in favor of a military response.

“Many allied countries are reluctant to uphold Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which requires NATO members to defend an ally with armed force if necessary,” the survey said.

The survey also indicated that people in NATO countries view Russia as the culprit in the deadly Ukraine conflict.

The US accuses Russia of destabilizing Ukraine by supporting pro-Russian forces in the eastern regions. The Kremlin, however, denies the allegations.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukraine crisis was deliberately manufactured by “unprofessional actions” of the West.

“I believe that this crisis was created deliberately and it is the result of our partner’s unprofessional actions,” Putin said.

“I would like to emphasize once more: this was not our choice, we did not seek it, we are simply forced to respond to what is happening,” he added.


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  • Defiant

    Fun fact: most americans cant pinpoint Europe on the map nor name the vice president of the United States of America.
    So much to that.

  • This is TOTAL BS!

    I am American and I have never heard of “Pew Research Center”.
    I can assure you that every day Americans (outside of Washington DC) are not looking for war with Russia.
    Sounds like a Cabal manifestation to me.

  • Patrick

    It is shocking that so few europeans are willing to protect fellow europeans who have come under attack. Apparently, the european demon of short sighted national selfishness still rules. This selfishness will continue to destroy us as long as it takes for us to learn and change !

  • JaimeCA

    The details of Pew Research Center’s complete report

    If you look at the figures

    Americans and Canadians are the only publics where more than half think their country should use military action if Russia attacks a fellow NATO member (56% and 53%, respectively). Germans (58%) are the most likely to say their country should not.

    One should note that US, Canada, and UK have their own personal issues with Kremlin – Moscow, which they try it to settle by disturbing and shaking Ukraine on international stage to convince other NATO / EU member to join their military operation against Russia. Ukraine is a scapegoat for US, Canada, and UK same like 911 false flag. Canada and UK have to follow foot-steps of US as they are helpless without any choice. But, rest of EU can lead towards positive and progressive direction like France, Germany and Italy. No need to follow US foot-steps and drain billions into a sump.

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