Please read the following carefully, as it is very important that each of us participate in the development of this action plan. Our initiatives group has formulated the following action items:
1. We start from the assumption that enlightened citizens agree with us on the following points:
a) It is futile to expect decisive action from the government. We hold our fate in our own hands;
b) The Kremlin’s aggression will neither stop with Donetsk nor with Luhansk. It is only a matter of time before it gets worse; while we occupy ourselves with painting and picketing, they will be busy infiltrating our country with their agents. Slowly but surely they will liquidate our soldiers and annex our territory. Time is running out.
c) We are convinced that the world community has shown the extent of its willingness to act, an indecisive position that stops at economic sanctions. Our own response must be to mobilize the entire society so as to be prepared to make a military defence by ourselves.
2. In our estimation, the government is unfortunately more worried about their own jobs than they are about the people in the East. Semen Semenchenko, Commander of Battalion Donbas, has already spoken on this point.
We have witnessed this attitude in the difficulties that bureaucrats have created against the timely distribution of military supplies such as ammunition; their refusal to declare a state of war, and by not suspending diplomatic relations with the aggressor nation.
Worse still is its refusal to provide heavy military equipment to the fighting forces; in the event of a massive breach of defenses, that same type of equipment will be used by the enemy against the civilian population of central and eastern Ukraine.
These are only a few examples among others of blatant treason by the general staff of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).
3. We understand that for some people the war is beneficial to them, just as to others their family is most important. It is unconscionable that while the best blood of our nation is being spilled through the bombardment of Russian grad missiles, the oligarchs are jockeying among their clans for the most lucrative spheres of influence.
The reality is that our government has merely provided our soldiers with legal recognition and small arms. Everything else is being provided by volunteers. The question then becomes, why do we need such a government, especially those self-serving functionaries who have been sabotaging all the efforts of the highest levels of government.
HOWEVER, we are not advocating a new revolutionary overthrow of government! Our intention is to be prepared against the very real possibility of betrayal by the oligarchs. In such a scenario, we must take care of those of our families, our brothers and sisters who are at the front lines.
With this in mind, we present the following plan of action:
1. The organization of a protest committee in every city and town, capable of quickly and orderly arranging for the transport of large groups of people to Kyiv as a means of pressuring the government;
2. Based on the earlier successful model of the Maidan self-defense forces, Pravyi Sektor, or a similar organization, must be in charge of self-defense and order, including the provision of weapons. There has been much talk about the Swiss military model to be implemented in Ukraine, basically one person, one weapon;
3. Establish battalions for the purpose of home defense. They would come under the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, formed locally by each oblast administration. Such battalions could easily be mandated;
4. The system of civilian defense for the most part has not been working. The goal must be the practical safety of the population. Their job is to communicate with people on what needs to be done under various situations of danger. Ideally, such communication includes procedures for reaching bomb shelters, and being vigilant in these matters. That is the only way to avoid the chaos of the moment of crisis.
5. Volunteers who are providing supplies for the front should also provide services in the rear areas as well. Local businesses will then realize the extent of austerity measures required.
6. Establish liason centres between the community and the military, to facilitate the coordination of volunteers who are protecting the community.
7. It is the responsibility of the local government to make buildings and facilities available for these purposes. If there is resistance it might mean that there are enemy collaborators in the government.
P.S. Currently on Ukrainian television, the same misinformation that is found on Russian television is now creeping into their programming. For example, there are fears that the Russians are planning to disrupt our elections. This is a distraction. We already know that we can only depend on ourselves. My intention is to avoid more panic, to defuse a panicked response, and in fact to develop a resource that can be used immediately in the event of overt treason.
Our nation will only be rescued if the people take matters into their hands.Source: Vkontakte
Translated by Jeffrey Stephaniuk