Only 35 percent of the respondents said that the bloc should allocate extra funds to Ukraine, and other 10 percent declined to state a preference.
Two countries that strongly opposed the idea of sending extra money to crisis-hit Ukraine were France and the United Kingdom. Sixty-six and fifty-nine percent respectively of the countries’ residents were against the move.
German citizens polled, in contrary, said that the country must allocate more financial aid to Ukraine. Fifty-five percent of respondents in that country stated that opinion, while 39 percent argued for no more financial aid.
As a result of the ongoing political crisis in the country, Ukraine’s economy is now struggling. In an attempt to achieve an economic recovery, Kiev authorities have asked for international loans.
Earlier this year, the European Union adopted two Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programs of approximately 1.61 billion Euros ($2 billion) for Ukraine. The loans are intended to support Ukraine economically and financially, while encouraging structural reforms in the country.