Almost 85% of Finns see Russia as a significant military threat. One year ago, around 60% said the same.
The invasion of Ukraine has had a clear impact on the Finns’ view of Russia, the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet writes.
According to a survey by the Finnish think tank EVA, over 90% of Finns believe that Russia is an unstable dictatorship with expansive ambitions.
74% consider Russia an unreliable partner. One year ago, only 40% said the same.
The survey was conducted in early March, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.
It also shows that the Finns make a clear distinction between the Russian leaders and Russians in general.
“A clear majority think that the Russians are nice people and appreciate Russian culture,” EVA’s research director Ilkka Haavisto said.
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