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Poll: German citizens did not support the government’s plans to place German soldiers in the Baltic States

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Only 9% of German citizens supported the intentions of their government to send Bundeswehr soldiers to Eastern Europe to deter "Russian aggression", reports Look with reference to the results of a survey conducted by the sociological institute YouGov.




A much larger number of Germans (49% of the respondents) believe that Russia can interfere in the internal politics of the Baltic countries just like "as it was two years ago in the Ukrainian Crimea." Considered impossible such a scenario around 30%.

Moreover, more than half of the respondents (64%) supported the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Walter Steinmeier, who condemned the saber weapons by NATO.

“What we shouldn't do now is to exacerbate the situation with loud saber rattling and military shouts. Who thinks symbolic tank parades on the eastern border of the alliance enhance security, he is wrong, ”Steinmeier said in mid-June, for which he was harshly criticized by politicians from the CDU / CSU bloc and a number of NATO partners from Eastern Europe.

The survey was commissioned by the agency dpa, its results were announced 30 June.
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  1. Stalker.1977
    Stalker.1977 1 July 2016 08: 32
    +9
    But what about the Baltics all rushing about, as with a written bag, what for it is needed? Well, there is nothing attractive.
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 1 July 2016 08: 36
      +7
      Poll: German citizens did not support the government’s plans to place German soldiers in the Baltic States

      But if Russia were weak, like the Baltic states, then the citizens of Germany with both hands would support the deployment of their soldiers in Russia.
    2. The black
      The black 1 July 2016 08: 45
      +5
      Once the Germans have already tried to "intimidate" Russia. And it's very good that they remember how it ended. The Germans have more common sense than their authorities ... And in other countries it is the same ...
      1. Khariton
        Khariton 1 July 2016 08: 50
        +3
        Thanks to the Germans ...! I wish your government would understand this ...
        1. Lukich
          Lukich 1 July 2016 09: 43
          +1
          Quote: Chariton
          Thanks to the Germans ...! I wish your government would understand this ...

          There are relatives in Germany. recently talked to them. they say that Merkel there, to put it mildly, really do not like
      2. wasjasibirjac
        wasjasibirjac 1 July 2016 09: 28
        +2
        they remember that they had once deployed German soldiers in the Baltic states. after that I had to give East Prussia. do not want to risk Berlin. suddenly the Russians will take him away. winked
        1. berezin1987
          berezin1987 1 July 2016 22: 18
          0
          No more prisoners. They climbed - they got a second Somalia with multiple foci of radioactive contamination.
    3. Karasik
      Karasik 1 July 2016 08: 56
      +2
      ... send the Bundeswehr soldiers to Eastern Europe to deter "Russian aggression",

      That is, to send soldiers on an inexpedient mission, to put it mildly. Most Germans understand that there is no Russian aggression, which means that such a "business trip" is not only a thoughtless waste of money, but also the creation of a hotbed of tension. And then, the burghers want to die for the Balts, if the conflict becomes inevitable?
    4. Lukich
      Lukich 1 July 2016 09: 40
      0
      Quote: Stalker.1977
      But what about the Baltics all rushing about, as with a written bag, what for it is needed? Well, there is nothing attractive.

      remember the stormy youth smile in order to get to the bottom of whom, the smallest was sent, he provoked. and then "sanctions" came into play smile and so. Greater Russia strives to offend the shallow Baltic
    5. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 1 July 2016 10: 00
      +1
      Quote: Stalker.1977
      Well, there is nothing attractive.

      Like nothing, suckers are a whole bunch, imagining themselves European.
    6. Very old
      Very old 1 July 2016 10: 19
      +1


      A foothold, where the population needs to make room in connection with the influx of tanks
      1. Stalker.1977
        Stalker.1977 1 July 2016 10: 46
        -1
        Help for 1940:

        On June 3, charge d'affaires of the USSR in Lithuania V. Semenov wrote a review note on the situation in Lithuania, in which the Soviet embassy drew Moscow’s attention to the desire of the Lithuanian government to “surrender to Germany,” and to intensifying the “activities of the German fifth column and arming the members of the shooters' union ", Preparation for mobilization. It speaks of the "genuine intentions of the Lithuanian ruling circles," which, if the conflict is resolved, will only strengthen "their line against the treaty, moving to a" business "conspiracy with Germany, waiting for only a convenient moment for a direct attack on the Soviet garrisons."

        On June 4, under the guise of exercises, the troops of the Leningrad, Kalinin and Belorussian Special Military Districts were raised by alarm and began to advance to the borders of the Baltic states.

        On June 14, the Soviet government presented an ultimatum to Lithuania, and on June 16 - to Latvia and Estonia. In general terms, the meaning of the ultimatums was the same - the governments of these states were accused of gross violation of the terms of the agreements on mutual assistance previously concluded with the USSR, and there was a demand to form governments capable of ensuring the implementation of these agreements, as well as allowing additional troops to enter the territory of these countries. Terms have been accepted.

        On June 15, additional contingents of Soviet troops were introduced to Lithuania, and on June 17 - to Estonia and Latvia.

        Lithuanian President A. Smetona insisted on organizing resistance to the Soviet troops, however, having received the refusal of most of the government, he fled to Germany, and his Latvian and Estonian colleagues - K. Ulmanis and K. Päts - went to cooperate with the new government (both were soon repressed) , like the Lithuanian Prime Minister A. Merkis. In all three countries, friendly USSR was formed, but not communist governments, headed, respectively, with J. Paleckis (Lithuania), I. Vares (Estonia) and A. Kirhenstein (Latvia).

        The process of Sovietization of the Baltic countries was monitored by the authorized governments of the USSR - Andrei Zhdanov (in Estonia), Andrei Vyshinsky (in Latvia) and Vladimir Dekanozov (in Lithuania).
      2. Lukich
        Lukich 1 July 2016 11: 37
        0
        Quote: Very old

        A foothold where the population needs to make room

        it’s more likely to occupy a void, because the indigenous population is rapidly scattering to work throughout the geyrop
  2. Altona
    Altona 1 July 2016 08: 34
    +3
    Of course, during the Second World War, the Courland and Koenigsberg groups could do little to save Reich. Therefore, does it make sense to send your Landsknechts back to these traps?
  3. Holsten
    Holsten 1 July 2016 08: 36
    +5
    Well, firstly, who will listen to citizens? Okinawans have been expressing their opinion for how long ...
    I think that citizens will remain with their opinions and feelings of deep satisfaction.
    1. Lukich
      Lukich 1 July 2016 09: 44
      0
      Quote: Holsten
      Okinawans have been expressing their opinion for how long ...

      the Dutch recently ...
  4. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 1 July 2016 08: 39
    +4
    Burghers believe propagandons, but themselves they don’t want to participate in anything. laughing
  5. Berber
    Berber 1 July 2016 08: 46
    +5
    Taught by bitter historical experience. Maybe they don’t like Russians, but they don’t want "Lyuli".
  6. Denis DV
    Denis DV 1 July 2016 08: 46
    +4
    A much larger number of Germans (49% of respondents) believe that Russia can intervene in the internal politics of the Baltic countries, similar to "as it was two years ago in the Ukrainian Crimea"

    This is not because the Russians are aggressive. It seems to me that the Germans consider the Baltic states and other suburbs to be Russian, including the populationlaughing
    1. Altona
      Altona 1 July 2016 09: 10
      +4
      Quote: Denis DV
      This is not because the Russians are aggressive. It seems to me that the Germans consider the Baltic states and other suburbs to be Russian, including the population

      -----------------
      By the way, Germany itself is actively interfering in the internal politics of the countries of the post-Soviet space, but for some reason no one is talking about this. With the help of Germany, a coup d'etat was organized in Ukraine, in particular. And the fact that Germany holds Greece and Southern Europe in a credit and debt vise is self-evident.
    2. Lukich
      Lukich 1 July 2016 09: 46
      0
      Quote: Denis DV
      This is not because the Russians are aggressive.

      depends on which sauce to serve. they were told that the Crimeans voted at gunpoint
  7. newcomer
    newcomer 1 July 2016 08: 47
    +4
    that's right. apparently the story is well remembered at the genetic level.
  8. BOB044
    BOB044 1 July 2016 08: 52
    +3
    When a woman of retirement age is in power, this is a pipe. And also the woman’s Minister of Defense is a whistle.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 July 2016 08: 58
    +1
    only 9% of German citizens supported the intention

    These and other figures cited indicate that in Germany people begin to think with their own heads, and not implicitly trust their politicians. But Merkel doesn't give a damn about it. The elderly Frau has shifted from her ambitions to the Fuhrer of Europe and now, like any schizophrenic, she will persistently go towards the achievement of a mythical goal. Only the summons from the Heavenly Chancery can stop her at this stage.
  10. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 1 July 2016 08: 58
    +1
    Quote: Stalker.1977
    But what about the Baltics all rushing about, as with a written bag, what for it is needed? Well, there is nothing attractive.

    Worn and will be - NATO countries, they do not care that there is nothing attractive there. They need a bridgehead on the border with Russia. But we really do not need what for.
  11. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 1 July 2016 09: 01
    +1
    Most still remember the Russians who came to Berlin and do not want a repeat
  12. Wolka
    Wolka 1 July 2016 09: 02
    +2
    and Steinmeier is not a stupid man, it’s a pity there will be a bit of those in Germany today ...
  13. atamankko
    atamankko 1 July 2016 09: 16
    +2
    Ordinary people understand where the stinking wind blows,
    but the old frau don't care
    the opinion of the people is nothing for politicians, their image is everything.
  14. Altona
    Altona 1 July 2016 09: 21
    +1
    By the way, the replacement of German soldiers on the "Eastern Front". This is the Minister of Defense of Canada Harjit Singh Sajan. laughing wink
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 1 July 2016 09: 33
      0
      such a normal Canadian. Does he play hockey? good
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 1 July 2016 10: 03
      0
      Quote: Altona
      "This is Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajan.

      The German Ministry of Defense, you need to appoint an Islamist, but it’s not convenient as the Germans, in front of the Canadian comrades.
  15. Arkan
    Arkan 1 July 2016 09: 35
    +1
    The survey results show that most Germans remember whose flag developed over the defeated Reichstag. The fear that we might, by tradition, not stop at Courland, firmly settled in their subconscious. Yes, we do not need these three hungry women, more fuss than wool.
  16. prior
    prior 1 July 2016 09: 44
    +2
    In vain the Germans restored the Reichstag.
    Would read the inscriptions in Russian made in 1945, would look at the building, would be much smarter.
  17. AID.S
    AID.S 1 July 2016 09: 57
    +1
    "Only 9% of German citizens supported the intentions of their government to send Bundeswehr soldiers to Eastern Europe to contain" Russian aggression "
    Are they by any chance the ones who studied the lifetime edition of "Mein Kampf"?
  18. ando_bor
    ando_bor 1 July 2016 12: 34
    +3
    That's when the frau gets out, then the Germans will be able to express their opinion, and so it does not matter:
    1. Lukich
      Lukich 1 July 2016 14: 42
      +1
      Quote: ando_bor
      That's when the frau gets out, then the Germans will be able to express their opinion, and so it does not matter:

      Frau is not alone there
  19. viktor.
    viktor. 1 July 2016 13: 30
    +2
    children and grandchildren 9 percent of unfinished fascists!
  20. eternalmotor
    eternalmotor 1 July 2016 17: 19
    +1
    9%, most likely, are Ukrainians who live permanently in Germany.))