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.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986