Almost 90% of French army officers say Ukraine war benefits US: Survey
A recent poll reveals that the majority of French army officers believe that Western countries, including France, do not seek peace.
More than 90% of French army officers are against an open war in Ukraine, a survey conducted by the French website Place-armes.fr about the Ukrainian crisis and a possible war against Russia.
According to the website, the survey was conducted between November 1 till December 13, 2022, by email and on the website itself.
The results of the survey came from "responses in 631 letters and 11,382 by internet," Place-armes.fr noted.
It continued, "we wanted to ask the French people about questions that no one dares to ask them and which nevertheless affect their daily lives and their future."
The website described the results as "extremely significant and unambiguous."
The results revealed that 96.71% of respondents are against an open war in Ukraine and 96.71% are against sending French troops to Ukraine, noting that 98.33% of the 3.29% who agree on sending troops doubt that this process can be approved without a parliament vote.
According to the results, 80.63% of respondents would be ready to participate in demonstrations to prevent the transition to war.
The website highlighted that 89.2% believe that the war primarily benefits the United States and 91.66% believe that Western countries, including France, do not seek peace.
It added that 88.07% of respondents believe that hasty decisions could shove Paris into a direct confrontation with Moscow.
Elsewhere, the survey indicated that the majority of respondents blame French leaders in power for the current energy crisis and stress the need to lift the sanctions against Russia.
It is noteworthy that in late January, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not rule out France delivering fighter jets to Ukraine but warned against the risk of escalation in the conflict.
French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu also confirmed that France will send 12 more Caesar truck-mounted howitzers to Ukraine.
France was by early December the 7th-largest supporter of Ukraine since the war broke out, according to data on military and financial aid collated by the Germany-based Institute for the World Economy think-tank.
However, Macron and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday agreed that both countries share a common objective to push toward the end of the war in Ukraine, as per Macron's office.
Macron and Wang "expressed the same objective of contributing to peace in accordance with international law," the statement said.
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