63% of Russians are against the abolition of the anti-Turkish sanctions, it follows from the results of the opinion poll, about which they write “Izvestia”.
The lifting of restrictions against Ankara expressed by 21% of respondents. 78% stated that Russia does not need to compromise with Turkey, while it will not bring an official apology for the downed su-24. To restore the old relationship with Turkey, are 11% of survey participants.
As a result of conflict and sanctions more suffered Ankara, believe 54% of Russians. At the same time, 35% think that both sides suffered, and only 3% — that has suffered more than Russia.
In the survey participated 1.6 thousand people from 130 settlements of 46 Russian regions.
“Perhaps with the onset of the holiday season, this effect [of the conflict] will be manifested more. But today, three months after the destruction by the Turks of the Russian su-24, the nation is not ready to forgive the blood and without the humiliation of Ankara’s recognition of his guilt and corresponding apologies”, — said General Director VTSIOM Valery Fedorov.
Relations between Russia and Turkey worsened after Turkish fighter jets have shot down a Russian su-24 bomber near the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Ankara, the plane was shot down after violating its airspace. Moscow claims the plane was shot down in the skies over Syria.
President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s actions a “stab in the back” and in late November introduced the sanctions against Ankara. The presidential decree contains a requirement for tour operators to refrain from the sale of tours to Turkey. Putin also banned for employers to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey and ordered to ban or restrict the import into Russia of certain types of Turkish goods.