More than half of Russian citizens have a negative attitude towards Ukraine. This is evidenced by the data of sociological study of Levada-Center.
According to the survey, 38% of respondents responded mostly bad, 18% - very bad attitude towards Ukraine. At the same time 24 % treat Ukraine positively and 2% - very good. The remaining 11% couldn’t decide.
In addition, according to the survey, the majority of Russian citizens also have a negative attitude to the United States, the European Union and Turkey.
For example, a fifth of the polled Russians (20%) admitted that "very bad" refers to the United States, 44% chose "mostly bad". Only 2% have very good attitude towards the US, and 21% - "basically good".
As for the EU, 17% of Russians responded very bad attitude, 41% - mostly bad. A quarter of respondents (25%) are generally positive and 2% - very good attitude to the Union.
Negative attitude towards Turkey is also present among Russians. 13% of respondents admitted that they treat Turkey very bad, 40% - mostly bad. In general it is good on 28%, and 3% is very good.
It is noted that the survey was conducted on a representative nationwide sample of urban and rural residents among 1.6 thousand people aged 18 years and older in 137 settlements.
Recall, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Paruby proposed people's deputies to raise the issue of introducing a visa regime with the Russian Federation and expansion of sanctions against the aggressor state.