Almost one-third of Latvian speakers believe that Russia’s attack on the Baltic states is feasible-Baltic News Network

As reported by Ir magazine with reference to data from the Friedrich-Eberto Foundation, nearly one-third or 30% of Latvian-speaking Latvian residents in their families have Russia not only in Ukraine but also in the Baltic States. I am considering a scenario that attempts a realistic intrusion. A survey summarized by a survey conducted by SKDS at the end of April.

Respondents from mixed families and Russian-speaking families do not consider this scenario credible. Twenty-three percent of mixed-family respondents and 17% of Russian-speaking families consider the possibility of Russia’s invasion of the Baltic states realistic.

Respondents were asked what to do if Russia decided to invade Latvia. Latvian-speaking respondents said they could help protect their country or somehow support the Latvian army (45%). According to the survey, 12% of Russian-speaking respondents and 25% of mixed families.

A small number of respondents will more likely consider fleeing the country for Russian-speaking people than for Latvian-speaking people (23% and 14%, respectively). This answer was the most popular young respondent.

According to Ir, there is a great deal of disagreement about the types of geopolitical development paths that are most beneficial to Latvian interests. The majority of Latvian-speaking people (68%) support closer cooperation with Western countries, while the majority of Russian-speaking respondents support the same close relationship between Russia and the West. doing.

While even Russian-speaking respondents are more inclined to the European Union than Russia when it comes to security in Latvia, the potential for economic growth comes from economic relations with neighboring countries rather than the EU. I see it. Conflicts between generations were also observed on this topic.

The majority of independent Russian-speaking people born in Latvia link both security and welfare to their relationship with the EU.

Younger generation respondents are far more positive about Latvia’s accession in the EU and NATO, and the existence of allied forces in Latvia, Ir magazine reports with reference to survey data.

The survey used the results of a direct and online survey conducted by SKDS to interview more than 2,000 Latvian residents. Respondents also answered questions about the sources they use, their views on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies, the potential for escalating ethnic conflicts in Latvia, and other questions. The full results of the study will be published shortly. Almost one-third of Latvian speakers believe that Russia’s attack on the Baltic states is feasible-Baltic News Network

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