Poll: 41 Percent of Germans Want to Partition Ukraine
The German people are evenly divided over whether Ukraine should fight to the bitter end for independence or cede land to Russia in “exchange for peace,” according to a new poll conducted by the Mannheim Research Group on Elections.
The poll, carried out September 12 to 14, surveyed 1,201 randomly selected German adults.
- 43 percent believe the West should continue backing Ukraine until it regains all occupied areas.
- 41 percent believe Ukraine should agree to territorial concessions “if it helps to end the war.”
Divided loyalties: Germany is a key American ally in the West’s proxy war with Russia over Ukraine. Yet this will likely not continue much longer.
Germany relies on Russia for oil, gas and other natural resources, so pro-Russian views are common, especially in Germany’s eastern regions. Germany may eventually try to reach an agreement with Russia that cedes Ukrainian land in return for petroleum and peace.
History shows that deepening cooperation between Germany and Russia is often a harbinger of dark times. International relations expert George Friedman explained at a 2015 Chicago Council on Global Affairs that the United States government works to prevent a German-Russian alliance because the combination of German technology with Russian natural resources could create a Eurasian power bloc capable of challenging U.S. dominance.
Rising empires: Ukraine is wedged between two rising empires: the German-led European Union and the Russian-led Eurasian Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want Ukraine to join the European Union, so he is trying to force it to join his Eurasian Union. But Russia may not have the military strength to conquer the entire country. If this is the case, expect Putin to reach out to Germany to negotiate a Russo-German agreement.
There may yet be an East-West divide in Ukraine. Will the Dnieper be the natural dividing line? Only time will tell. But the present turmoil in Ukraine may not only see the dividing line ultimately drawn between the EU and Russian empires. It may also be the catalyst that creates a Russo-German alliance, similar to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact prior to World War ii, in an attempt by each country to limit incursion by either across the dividing line between the two. … You need to watch events as they play out in Eastern Europe!
—Trumpet, January 2005
The Bible prophesies of two great Eurasian power blocs in the end time called “the king of the north” and “the kings of the east” (Daniel 11:40-45; Revelation 16:12). The war in Ukraine is determining the boundary between these blocs.
Learn more: Read “Drawing the Line.”