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Opinion poll: majority of Czechs don’t like Putin and afraid of Russian attack on Europe

The opinion poll conducted in the Czech Republic showed that the Czechs negatively assess the actions of Russia in Ukraine.

Opinion poll: majority of Czechs don"t like Putin and afraid of Russian attack on Europe

More than half of the Czechs (54 percent) think of current Russian as bad as of the former Soviet Union. 68 percent of the Czechs wary of Russian secret services, and 61 percent – of Russian attack on the Baltics. Such results were published by the International Research Group Ipsos, Joinfo.ua reports.

The study says that 63 percent of respondents do not approve the position of the Czech President Milos Zeman towards Moscow.

The Czech Republic should strengthen the relations with its allies in NATO – this opinion was expressed by 62 percent of respondents. In turn, 57 percent admitted that Russia's behavior in the international arena should not be supported.

Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the majority of the Czechs said that Ukraine should be supported by training its soldiers and maintaining sanctions against Russia. Approximately 33 percent agree on the arms supplies to Kyiv, and 29 percent expressed support for sending troops to Ukraine.

The survey also touched evaluating Russian leaders – both historical and contemporary. 77 percent of the Czechs negatively assess Stalin, and 71 percent negatively assess Putin.