More than half of Serbian citizens believe the Russian war in Ukraine was caused by NATO expansion to the east, judging by a recent public opinion poll carried out by New Third Way, MIA’s Belgrade correspondent reports.
According to pollster and research analyst Miljan Mladenovic, 59 percent of respondents believe the West is to blame for the Russian war in Ukraine; 23 percent believe that Russia is mostly to blame; and 18 percent believe Russia and the West are equally to blame.
Around 14 percent of respondents believe the war may spread beyond the borders of Ukraine; 33 percent believe the war probably won’t spread; and 20 percent are sure it won’t.
When asked to describe Serbia’s position toward the war in Ukraine, 36 percent of survey participants said Serbia was neutral; seven percent said Serbia was on the Russian side; and only one percent said Serbia was siding with the West.
The poll also revealed that 55 percent thought Serbia’s position was the right one to take, and 26 percent do not support Serbia’s position.
The greatest number of respondents, or 68 percent of them, get their news through television, most often the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS), the survey showed.