Most Germans agree that the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine is the right thing to do. A delivery of combat aircraft, on the other hand, is rejected by the majority.
53 percent of Germans agree that Germany now also wants to deliver heavy weapons, including self-propelled howitzers and anti-aircraft tanks, to Ukraine. This is the result of a survey by the opinion research institute Forsa for the RTL/ntv trend barometer. In the previous week it was 51 percent. 40 percent don't think that's right, a minus of one point.
Support for the planned arms deliveries continues to be greatest among supporters of the Greens and the Union parties. On the other hand, only a minority of Germans (29 percent) would agree that NATO would supply combat aircraft to Ukraine. 63 percent would not find a delivery of combat aircraft right.
A majority of Germans also fear negative consequences if gas supplies from Russia are stopped. 79 percent share the fear that there will then be bottlenecks in the gas supply in Germany and difficulties in the economy. 18 percent do not share these fears.
As in the past few weeks, only a minority of Germans (22 percent) believe that the war in Ukraine can be won militarily. On the other hand, 73 percent of Germans - across all political camps - believe that the war can ultimately only be ended through negotiations and a diplomatic solution.