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Leonid Slutsky: situation in Ukraine consolidates Russian society

MOSCOW, March 02, /ITAR-TASS/. The situation in Ukraine consolidates the Russian society, chairman of the State Duma’s committee on the CIS, Eurasian integration and compatriots Leonid Slutsky says.

“Everyone is for protecting ours in Ukraine, not to allow pushing the Russian language and the Russians behind the territory of Ukraine,” he told reporters.

The deputy added “Russia does not have a right to lose in this civilisation combat with the West.”

“This is also a major factor to improve Russia’s authority,” he said in conclusion.