Americans Reject No-Fly Zone, Want to Avoid War with Russia to Aid Ukraine

According to a new poll, most Americans support NATO’s decision not to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, out of worry it might precipitate a confrontation with Russia.

Additionally, the Quinnipiac survey indicated three-quarters of Americans support the US providing aid to Ukraine, as long as it does not place the country at risk of war with Russia. 

NATO’s Stance

According to the study, a large majority (54%) supported NATO’s prolonged unwillingness to implement a no-fly zone, while 32% disapproved and 15% had no view.

A majority of Democrats and Independents supported NATO, respectively, 58 percent to 30% and 57 percent to 30%, but it was also supported by a plurality of Republicans, 47 percent to 38 percent.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has frequently requested a no-fly zone over Ukraine from the United States and its NATO partners.

According to The Daily Wire, Russia transformed the Ukrainian skies into a death trap for thousands of people, Zelensky stated.

“Russian forces have already launched approximately 1,000 missiles and numerous explosives towards Ukraine. They employ drones to assassinate us precisely.”

In 80 years, Europe hasn’t seen this level of terror. They’re asking for a response from the whole world to this level of terror.

“Is it too much to ask to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine to save lives?” Zelensky inquired.

Members of Congress

However, members of Congress from both parties cautioned that imposing a no-fly zone might precipitate a conflict with Russia. 

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida recently told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that establishing a no-fly zone would entail flying planes equipped with Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems over Ukraine.

Also trying to engage Russian aircraft and assault Russian anti-aircraft positions, not just in Ukraine, but throughout Russia, would inevitably result in war.

“So, essentially, a no-fly zone—if people knew what it implied, it signifies World War III,” Rubio explained.

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered the same harsh warning Wednesday in an Instagram story.

“Declaring a no-fly zone is effectively declaring war,” AOC stated. “So, if you’re opposed to the US waging war against Russia, you’re probably opposed to a no-fly zone.”

While most Americans opposed a no-fly zone, a supermajority supported assisting Ukraine, as long as it did not threaten war with Russia.

75% of respondents indicated they would support aid if it did not involve the risk of war. 17% said they would support aid, even if it did involve the risk of war. Only 5% said the US should not assist and 4% were unsure.

Quinnipiac was not the only polling organization that discovered widespread opposition to a no-fly zone.

Over the same time period, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll of more than 1,600 US adults asked respondents about this matter.

According to this description, a plurality of participants, 43%, opposed a no-fly zone, 23% favored it, and 34% were uncertain.