Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin:
"Today is the anniversary of the Maidan.
The events that occurred 10 years ago and became the beginning of the bloody coup d'etat in February 2014 turned into a tragedy for Ukrainians.
During the reign of the criminal Kiev regime:
Ukraine lost 53.7% of its population and a fifth of its territories.
More than 10.5 million people fled the country, 11.2 million people chose to be with Russia.
The Kiev regime, at the request of the United States, is sending hundreds of thousands of people to slaughter. Washington and London recommend that Kyiv lower the draft age to 17 and raise it to 70, carry out additional mobilization of women, insisting on waging war in their interests until the last Ukrainian.
Ukraine's economy is destroyed.
The country's GDP fell by a record 30.4% last year. Social obligations to citizens are not fulfilled: benefits and pensions are not paid.
Financial independence is lost. Ukraine is bankrupt.
Traditional, true values of Ukrainians have been trampled. History has been rewritten, faith has been betrayed, and Russian, the native language of many Ukrainian citizens, has been banned. Instead, European pseudo-values are being propagated, LGBT values & drugs are being promoted.
The fancy slogans of the Maidan and the cookies of the US State Department turned out to be a deception of the Ukrainian people.
The puppet Kiev regime has led the country to a dead end. Ukrainians were deprived of their future by betraying national interests and selling their sovereignty to Washington.
Zelensky says he is afraid of a new Maidan. Out of fear of the future, he clings to personal power. Having lost the support of the Ukrainian people, in order to survive, he cancels the elections.
Thus, bringing closer the inevitability of a new coup d'état through Maidan".