Russia has always hoped that
Ukraine would be a good neighbor, and that Russian people would be able to live
peacefully and freely on their own land, that their legitimate interests would
be observed and ensured, as said the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav
Vyacheslav Victorovich The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast) , addressing the parliamentarians of the People's Council of the Lugansk People's Republic.
“We made compromises with Kyiv on many issues. Including, the energy supplies, industrial cooperation, and direct financial and economic assistance and support,” added Vyacheslav Volodin.
“However, the situation had been developing differently. The Western states had always wanted to provoke a conflict between Ukraine and our country to fight Russia, to impede its development. They encouraged Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs to be corrupted. They constantly tried to destabilize the political situation. They sponsored Maidans, supported nationalists,” stressed the Chairman of the State Duma.
After the coup d'état which happened in Kyiv in 2014, oligarchs and nationalists seized power, and Ukraine lost its sovereignty and stopped being a sovereign and independent state, and was controlled by Washington, as he added.
“Under these conditions, Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, used the right to self-determination and had every reason to decide to escape from the Kyiv’s criminal regime and independently determine their own future,” said Vyacheslav Volodin.