The majority of Bulgarian respondents blamed NATO for the war in Ukraine.
In Finland there is a strong belief that Russia is to blame for the current situation in Ukraine. Finland was at the forefront of defendants accusing Russia in 16 European Union countries in the studyasking who is responsible for the war in Ukraine.
Eighty-five percent of Finnish respondents believed that the situation was due solely to Russia or more to Russia than to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In Sweden, 80 percent of respondents blamed Russia. Britain was third (79 per cent) and Denmark fourth (79 per cent).
At the other extreme was Bulgaria, where those blaming Russia accounted for 23 percent, while 44 percent believed NATO was responsible, or at least more responsible, than Russia.
Finns are also very willing to invest in national defense. 64 per cent of Finns believed that European countries should defend themselves against Russian aggression by investing in defense and security.
Only Poland was ahead of Finland, where 69 per cent of respondents thought so. Lithuania was followed by Lithuania (63 per cent) and Sweden (60 per cent).
The lowest share was in Bulgaria, where 20 per cent believed in defense. By contrast, 57% of Bulgarian respondents were of the opinion that European countries should invest more in trade and diplomacy than in their relations with Russia.
Survey carried out by the international Yougov research institute, headquartered in Britain.
16 European Union countries and the United Kingdom took part in the study. The survey was conducted from 1 to 25 April. on the day.