Appeal of the Security Service of Ukraine to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, November 1, 2014
Dear citizens of Ukraine, residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts!
The Security Service of Ukraine warns you against participating in the pseudo-elections on November 2.
According to SBU’s current information, militants and invaders of the Donbas are preparing provocations at the voting stations and in crowded places in order to then place the blame on Ukrainian authorities.
We emphasize that, as always, neither the Security Service of Ukraine nor any other Ukrainian security force of will employ force on November 2 against our own citizens — the civilian residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
However, there is a noticeable increase in the activity of militants and Russian troops.
Emblems and inscriptions of the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being placed on military equipment. The militants are disguising themselves as Ukrainian soldiers. The gangs have ordered the fabrication of National Guard uniforms and have already received more than 5,000 sets. Russian journalists are arriving in the Donbas. We want to warn you: the elections themselves are illegitimate and participating in them is life-threatening.
These pseudo-elections will have nothing in common with the free expression of the will of citizens. The falsified results have already been counted, and you are only statistics and extras for the organizers.
Be wise and be careful, dear citizens of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The pseudo-elections of November 2 are not for you but against you!