Sixty-three percent of Russian public say they are against the cancelation of economic sanctions imposed against Turkey after its air force downed the Russian jet in November that was delivering airstrikes on terrorists in Syria.


An even larger proportion of respondents – 78 percent – maintain that the Russian authorities should not agree to any compromise before Ankara officially apologizes for the attack on the Russian aircraft, according to the latest poll held by the state-run agency VTSIOM in mid-February.


The share of those who told researchers that they would rather see the sanctions against the neighboring country lifted was 21 percent. Some 11 percent said that Russia should attempt to restore good relations with Turkey even if this country does not apologize for the attack that resulted in the deaths of Russian servicemen.




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