Over half of Poles fear war with Russia

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By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The latest poll from Poland suggests that anxiety over the likelihood of war with Russia is growing.

The data shows that 56 percent of those interviewed said they feared the prospect of a NATO conflict with Russia. Meanwhile, only 32 percent of respondents said they were not afraid of such a scenario, according to a study by the Pollster research center.

Another 12 percent expressed no opinion. 

The poll, commissioned by the Super Express tabloid, was carried out on Feb. 11 on a sample of 1,060 adult Poles.

Polish Defense Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz has said that his country must urgently prepare for the threat of war with Russia. In an interview published earlier this month, Kosiniak-Kamysz was asked whether he was afraid that Russia would defeat Ukraine and subsequently invade Poland.

“I expect every scenario and take the worst ones most seriously,” Kosiniak-Kamysz replied.

Poland has ramped up its defense spending to the level of 4 percent of its GDP, the highest such ratio in NATO. It has been engaged in a substantial rearmament process, with large purchases of weapons from the U.S. and South Korea. 

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