OREANDA-NEWS. Most German citizens are in favor of intensifying economic relations with Russia and the construction of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 and do not support unilateral US sanctions.

This was stated by the head of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Michael Harms, citing the results of a survey conducted by the sociological service Forsa.

Harms said that 55 % of respondents supported the strengthening of economic ties with Russia, 28 % were against, 17 % found it difficult to answer. The vast majority of respondents, 86 %, spoke out against unilateral US sanctions, only 5 % approved them, and 9 % could not reply. As for Nord Stream 2, 77 % of respondents supported the implementation of the project, 4 % opposed it, and 19 % could not give an answer.