The State Duma factions called for political unity in the face of Western pressure on Russia

Leaders of the State Duma factions commented on the Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine and the reaction of Western countries to the current events
plenary meeting March 4

“We must extend a brotherly hand to every Ukrainian, to everyone who lives there. Everyone must understand from what, what scab, we make them free. There is a wild pressure on our President. We need to support those who defend the country, and not add fuel to the fire,” said Gennady Zyuganov Zyuganov Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov
Gennady Andreyevich
, head of the CPRF faction.

According to the Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky Slutsky Leonid Eduardovich Slutsky
Leonid Eduardovich
(LDPR), the collective West “is now trying to use all the sanctions and restrictions to destroy, break the bones of the Russian economy and even shoot itself in the foot”, trying to replace Russian oil and gas in Europe with supplies from different states.

 “Now, when the tasks of national security are being solved, we, including the opposition parties, need to halt our factional disputes and support the President of Russia during the operation and to protect people in Ukraine, to support the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which now and forever will be on the political world map, and to maintain the national security of the Russian Federation,” the parliamentarian emphasized.

The head of A Just Russia — For Truth faction Sergey Mironov Mironov Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov
Sergey Mikhailovich
is convinced that neither the United States nor NATO needs Ukraine.

“Ukraine is a bargaining chip in the big game against Russia. The US ultimate goal is the strategic defeat of President Putin, as these are the words of Victoria Nuland. That is their goal. They had already tried to do that, but they failed and will never manage to do that. All those events in Ukraine must be brought to its logical conclusion, to solve the task set by the President of the Russian Federation,” emphasized the politician.

Alexey Nechaev Nechaev Alexey Gennadievich Nechaev
Alexey Gennadievich
, head of the New People faction, stressed that “when there is a challenge, there is no other way but to accept it.” In his opinion, the statements by the leaders of Western countries about their desire to slash Russia back to the Stone Age by imposing various sanctions sound like hooligans.

“The President said that Russia is conducting a special military operation, which is peacekeeping, this is obvious. I think that such political unity which we demonstrate today, an effort to do more good for people, for our country, will certainly help us to win,” said Vladimir Vasiliev Vasiliev Vladimir Abdualievich Vasiliev
Vladimir Abdualievich
, head of the United Russia faction.

The Chairman of the Committee on Culture Elena Yampolskaya Yampolskaya Elena Alexandrovna Yampolskaya
Elena Alexandrovna
, commenting on the recent statements of the Russian celebrities about the situation in Ukraine, stressed that those who made such statements “live in a parallel cultural space and are trying to save their property abroad.” She is also convinced that the suspension of the work of Hollywood companies in the Russian Federation “is the closure of the McDonald's for souls”. This is a unique chance to provide meanings and values to the domestic film industry and revive cinema industry for children so that they would have their own heroes, images and films, as the parliamentarian said.