Spain appears divided over a hypothetical intervention in a military conflict in Ukraine, including Spanish military forces.
According to a new survey by the Spanish think tank Elcano Royal Institute, 52% of respondents believe Spain should participate in a military conflict in Ukraine if NATO intervenes to support the country, with 48% opposed.
Support for intervention is highest among men at 54%, those over 45 (52%) and those who identify with right-wing political parties (54%).
In Spain, NATO membership is backed by 80% of the population, an Elcano survey found. In November 2018, the figure was 78%, while only 57% voted to remain in NATO during a referendum in 1986.
NATO’s next summit will take place in Madrid on 29-30 June 2022.
(Fernando Heller | EuroEFE.EURACTIV.es)