An IFOP survey carried out as part of the press and media week observed the French people’s support for the arguments put forward by Russia to justify their military operation in Ukraine.
It showed that 52% of respondents believe in at least one of the Russian theses on the origin of the war in Ukraine.
28% believe, for example, that the Russian intervention is supported by Russian-speaking Ukrainians wishing to free themselves from the persecutions they are going through in Ukraine. And 10% say they believe that “Ukraine is currently governed by a junta infiltrated by neo-Nazi movements”.
The most permeable to Vladimir Putin’s speeches are the sympathizers of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Éric Zemmour, the IFOP poll showed.