A little more than half of Russians are aware of the situation associated with the hunger strike of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia. This is evidenced by the data of the Levada-poll survey, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

It is noted that 54 % of those who know about this situation (51 % of all respondents) believe that the best solution would be the exchange of Oleg Sentsov and a number of Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia on Russians convicted in Ukraine.

8 % of those who are aware of the situation, believe that an acceptable option would be to exempt from the responsibility of only one Sentsov.

38 % of those who are aware of the situation believe that Sentsov and a number of other Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia should continue being punished.

The survey was conducted on August 23-30, 2018, in a representative all-Russian sample of the urban and rural population in 1600 people aged 18 and over in 136 settlements, 52 subjects of the Russian Federation.

As it was reported, Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, detained in May 2014, declared May 14, 2018, a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainians.

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