More than half of people in Lithuania are concerned about Russia’s military action near Ukraine and in Belarus, and a third do not believe a serious military conflict will break out, according to a poll.
The survey was conducted by Vilmorus for BNS February 3-8.
Asked whether they were concerned about Russia’s military action in the region, 54.3 percent said they were.
About one in four, 26.6 percent, said it would directly affect their lives or the lives of their relatives. And 27.7 percent said they were concerned, but doubted it would affect Lithuania or them personally.
A third, 33.6 percent, said they were not concerned and did not believe a serious military conflict could erupt. And 12.1 percent had no opinion on the issue.
The survey was carried out amid tensions in the region as Russia has more than 130,000 troops massed near Ukraine’s border. Some of Russian troops are stationed in Belarus for joint military drills.