Sixty-six years after the creation of the NATO countries, which account for the lion's share of military expenditure of the Commonwealth, not sure so ought not to violate the fundamental principle of the organization is the obligation of the members to adhere to collective defence in case of an attack on an ally, writes the Internet-the edition.
totals research PEW Research Center showed that respondents from the 9 largest countries - members of the Commonwealth often don't understand who is the main "threat" to NATO. If in Poland 7 out of 10 people in the USA 6 out of 10 referred to as such by the Russian Federation in Germany, there is another statistic - no More than 4 out of 10 Germans agree with this statement.
"More than half of respondents in Germany (58%), France (53%) and Italy believe that their country should not use military force to protect the country-ally bordering Russia, in the event of a serious military confrontation with Moscow ", - emphasizes the log. In addition, only 49% of Britons, 48% of Spaniards and poles and only 29% of Turkish Residents agree that their countries need to adhere to the principles of collective defence.
Not among unity among the people of the countries in the Alliance, and on the problem of providing membership for Ukraine, adds Foreign Policy.
"for example, 62% of American citizens approve of granting membership to Kiev, but at the same time, only 36% of Germans agree. The opinions of American citizens were divided and with regards to the supply of weapons to Ukraine - 46% for and 43% against. The Germans are United in their own disapproval of such decisions: 77% vs. 19% ", - noted in the article American online publication.