In Belarus, only 5% of the population believe that the Belarusian army should take part in the war on the side of Russia. Compared to April, this number has decreased from 6 to 5%.
This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by “Chatham house”.play video
“The attitude of Belarusians towards Russia’s war in Ukraine remains negative. We see that support for Russia is gradually melting. The number of people who believe that it is necessary to support Russia’s actions is decreasing (from 28% in March to 23% in June 2022). And people who believe that Belarus should take part in hostilities on the side of Russia is a small number – 5%,” says Ryhor Astapenya, director of the “Belarusian Initiative” Chatham House.
According to the survey, 43% of respondents do not support the actions of the Russian army in Ukraine. At the same time, there are 2.5 times more unambiguous opponents of military operations of the Russian army than unequivocal supporters – 35% and 14%, respectively.
Compared to the previous survey, which was conducted in April 2022, the number of those who believe that the consequences of military operations on the territory of Ukraine will be negative for Belarus has increased (55% in June against 53% in April) and specifically for each Belarusian (52% and 49%, respectively).
The survey was conducted from June 6 to June 17, 2022 via Internet Interview (CAWI). 804 respondents took part in it.