Russian people do not approve of the US' actions in Iraq. A poll carried out by the Public Opinion foundation three days after military action began found that 91% of Russians disapprove of the US' actions, and only 5% support the United States.
The war has also dealt a blow to Russian-American relations. A year ago, Russian's mostly viewed relations between the two countries as stable, but today the situation has changed cardinally. 41% of those polled noted a cooling in relations between Russia and the US, which is four times as many as last year. A majority of respondents (59%) said that the US was an unfriendly country towards Russia.
1,500 people took part in the poll.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba believes that "Crimea has already become a" suitcase without a handle” for Russia