Residents of European Union refuse to take side in conflict between Russia and United States
Journalists were alarmed by the fact that there were still those who openly expressed support for Russia in a potential conflict among the respondents.
In the event of a military conflict between Russia and the United States, residents of EU countries would prefer to stay neutral, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet writes.
The publication refers to the results of a survey conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations, according to which from 53 to 85 percent of Europeans would prefer to remain neutral. Only 3 to 19 percent of residents of 14 EU countries expressed clear support for Washington.
The newspaper attributes such low figures to the fact that the United States is too active in promoting the “America Above All” position. Nevertheless, journalists were alarmed by the fact that there were still those who openly expressed support for Russia in a potential conflict among the respondents.
On May 14, Moscow was warned that the United States was preparing to use nuclear weapons in Europe. According to Vladimir Yermakov, director of the non-proliferation and arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, this is evidenced by the very deployment of such weapons by Washington in the Old World. The diplomat suggested that a pessimistic scenario could begin with the permission of the non-nuclear European states.
Presumably, the United States deployed about 180 B61 nuclear bombs in Europe, 20 of them in Germany, and the rest in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.