More than fifty percent of Russian citizens are willing to endure the inconvenience caused by imposing sanctions, for the continuation of Russian foreign policy, and demonstrate the research results of the all-Russian center for the study of the opinions of a large number of citizens (VTSIOM).
Thus, according to sociologicheskogo study, nearly fifty percent of Russian citizens emphasize the negative impact of Western sanctions on States that three times More than in the last month of summer 2014.
"To accept certain economic losses for the continuation of the foreign policy course of Ukraine is ready every second (51%) ", - reported in the survey.
More than a third of Russian citizens responded to the pollsters that they are not prepared to suffer economic losses and inconvenience.
Despite the consequences of punishments almost 70% of citizens of Russia consider true that the Russian Federation supported the Donbass. The opposite opinion was expressed by approximately 20% of the respondents. More than fifty percent of respondents do not find it possible to refuse to help the self-proclaimed DND and LNR for the lifting of restrictions imposed by a number of foreign countries.
The initiative all-Russia poll VTSIOM, the location of which indexes were calculated, was held on 5-6 September among 1, 6 thousand people in 132 villages in 46 regions, territories and republics of Russia. The statistical error does not exceed 3, 5%.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
August 2014 37 columns of EMERCOM of Russia delivered to the residents of Donbas more than 45 thousand tons of humanitarian aid. Next, 38 column of EMERCOM of Russia With humanitarian aid went to the Donbass on Thursday.