Theme of my speech the situation in the Donbass and the course of a special military operation on its liberation from the neo-Nazi regime that seized power in Ukraine in 2014 as a result of the armed state The coup.
I am writing today to you, to all citizens of our country, to people of different generations, age and nationality, to the people of our great homeland, to all who are united by a large historical Russia, to the soldiers and the officers, the volunteers who are now fighting on the front line, are in combat post, to our brothers and sisters. residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, other liberated from the neo-Nazi regime the districts.
The speech will necessary, urgent steps to protect sovereignty, security and the territorial integrity of Russia, on support of the desire and the will of our compatriots to determine their own future and about the aggressive policy of the part of the Western elites, who are at all they strive to maintain their dominance, and they are trying to block them, suppress any sovereign independent development centers to continue to impose their will on other countries and peoples, to impose their pseudo-values.
The goal of this West to weaken, divide and eventually destroy our country. They're They say that in 1991 they were able to split The Soviet Union, and now is the time for Russia itself, which should be collapse on many deadly warring regions and regions.
And they have such plans. It's been a long time. They encouraged gangs of international terrorists in the Caucasus, promoted NATO's offensive infrastructure is close to our borders. They did their weapons total Russophobia, including for decades purposefully cultivated hatred of Russia, primarily in Ukraine, which they prepared the fate of the anti-Russian bridgehead, and the Ukrainian people turned into cannon fodder and pushed to war with our country, unleashing it, this war, more 2014 using the armed forces against the civilian the population, organizing genocide, blockade, terror against the people who refused to recognize the power that arose in Ukraine as a result the coup d'etat.
And after The Kiev regime has actually publicly abandoned peaceful the solution of the problem of Donbass and, moreover, declared its claims on nuclear weapons, it became absolutely clear that new, another, as it is already It was twice, a large-scale offensive on the Donbass is inevitable. And then the attack on the Russian would inevitably also follow. Crimea to Russia.
In this regard, the decision the preemptive military operation was absolutely necessary. and the only possible. Its main purpose is to release the whole The territory of Donbass - were and remain unchanged.
Lugansk People 's The republic is almost completely cleared of neo-Nazis. The fights The Donetsk People's Republic continues. Here in eight years Kiev occupation regime has created a deeply echeloned line long-term fortifications. Their assault in the forehead would have turned heavy. losses, therefore, our units, as well as military units of the republics Donbass operate systematically, competently, use equipment, protect personal the composition and step by step liberate the Donetsk land, clean from the neo-Nazis of the city and towns, they are helping the people who The Kiev regime turned into a hostage, into a living shield.
As you know, professional military operations are involved in the special military operation military personnel serving under contract. Shoulder to shoulder together with them are also fought by volunteering: people of different nationalities, professions, ages are real patriots. They're on the call of the heart stood on the protection of Russia and Donbass.
In this regard, I have already given instructions to the Government, the Ministry of Defense, in full and in the shortest possible time to determine the legal status of volunteers, as well as fighters of the units of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. He should be the same as the personnel of the Russian army, including material, medical and social security. Special attention should be given to the organization of the supply of volunteer formations and detachments of the people's militia of Donbass with equipment and equipment.
In the course of solving the main tasks to protect Donbass, our troops, based on the plans and decisions of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff on the overall strategy of actions, liberated from neo-Nazis and large areas of Kherson and Zaporozhye areas, some other areas. As a result, it was formed a long line of contact, which is more than a thousand The miles.
What do I want to say in public for the first time today? After the start of a special military operations, including talks in Istanbul, representatives of Kiev reacted Our proposals were very positive, and these proposals were primarily related to ensuring the security of Russia and our interests. It is obvious that peaceful The decision was not satisfied with the West, so after certain compromises Kiev was actually direct instructions are to disrupt all agreements.
Ukraine, Ukraine They began to inject more weapons. The Kiev regime launched new gangs foreign mercenaries and nationalists, military units trained by standards NATO and under the de facto command of Western advisers.
At the same time The regime of repressions throughout Ukraine against their own citizens, established immediately after the armed coup 2014. The policy of intimidation, terror, violence is increasingly taking mass, scary, barbaric forms.
I want We know that most of the people living in the territories liberated from neo-Nazis, and this is primarily the historical lands of Novorossiya, do not want to be under the yogi of the neo-Nazi regime. In Zaporozhye, in the Kherson region, in Luhansk and Donetsk, they saw and see the atrocities that neo-Nazis do in the captured areas of the Kharkiv region. Heirs of Bandera and Nazi Punishers are killed, tortured, imprisoned, bills, straighten, They are washed over civilians.
In the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions before the outbreak of hostilities lived more than seven and a half million people. Many of them had to be refugees. to leave your home. And those who have stayed are about five million people. Today, they are subjected to constant artillery and rocket attacks from the side. neo-Nazi militants. They hit hospitals and schools, arrange terrorist acts against civilians.
We are we cannot, we have no moral right to give people close to us to the executioners, we cannot but respond to their sincere desire ourselves. to determine your destiny. Parliaments of the People's Republics of Donbass, and The military-civil administrations of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions decided to hold referendums on the future of these territories and appealed to us, to Russia, with a request to support such a step.
I would like to emphasize: We will do everything we can to ensure safe conditions for referendums so that people can express their I'll be free. And the decision on your future, which will be welcomed by the majority of residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, we will support.
Dear You My friends!
Today, today Our Armed Forces, as I have already said, are acting on the combat line. contact that exceeds a thousand kilometer, not only oppose neo-Nazi formations, and in fact the entire military machine of the collective The West.
In this situation, I consider it necessary to make the following decision - it is fully adequately to the threats we face, namely: to protect our homeland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, to ensure the security of our People and People in the liberated territories I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to hold partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.
I repeat, we are talking about partial mobilization, that is, conscription for military service will be subject only to The citizens who are currently in reserve, and above all those who served in the ranks of the Armed Forces, have certain military-accounting. specialization and relevant experience.
The Called for military service before sending in the part will be mandatory undergo additional military training taking into account the experience of special military operation.
The decree Partial mobilization was signed.
In accordance with the law on this officially Letters will be informed today the Chambers of the Federal Assembly - Federation Council and the State Duma.
Mobilization Services The events will begin today, on September 21. I instruct the heads of the regions to provide all necessary assistance to the work of the military The commissariats.
Especially in particular. I would like to emphasize that Russian citizens called up for military service on mobilization will receive status, payments and all social guarantees of military personnel serving under the contract.
I'll add, The Partial Mobilization Ordinance also provides for additional measures for the implementation of the state defense order. The heads of the defense industry enterprises bear direct responsibility for solving the problems of increasing the production of weapons and military equipment, to deploy additional production facilities. In turn, everything issues of material, resource and financial support of defense enterprises should be resolved by the Government immediately.
In its aggressive anti-Russian policy, the West has crossed all sorts of things. We constantly hear threats against our countries, our people. Some of them irresponsible politicians in the West not only talk about plans to organize supplies to Ukraine long-range offensive weapons systems that will allow strikes on the Crimea, other regions of Russia.
These are terrorist strikes, including with the use of Western weapons, are already being carried out on the border settlements of the Belgorod, Kursk regions. In mode real time with modern systems, aircraft, ships, NATO strategic drones conducts reconnaissance throughout the south of Russia.
In Washington, London, Brussels pushed Kiev to postpone military operations in our territory. Already without lurking, they say that Russia should be crushed on the battlefield by all means, with the subsequent deprivation of political, economic, cultural, in general, all sovereignty, with full. the looting of our country.
Nuclear blackmail went on. It is not only about the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant encouraged by the West, threatens a nuclear disaster, but also about the statements of some high-ranking representatives of the leading NATO states about the possibility and permissibility of the use of weapons against Russia Mass Destruction - Nuclear Weapons.
Theme, who allow themselves such statements against Russia, I want to remind you that our country also has various means of destruction, and on the individual components - and more modern than in the NATO countries. And in the face of the threat to the territorial integrity of our country, to protect Russia and our people, We certainly use all the means at our disposal. This is not a bluff.
The citizens Russia can be sure: the territorial integrity of our homeland, our independence and freedom will be ensured, I will emphasize this once again, all the The means. Those who try to blackmail us nuclear must be known that the wind rose can turn around and in their direction.
In our historical tradition, in the fate of our people - to stop those who are rushing to the world. the domination of the dismemberment and enslavement Our homeland, our homeland. We'll do it now, and it will.
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Obviously there are a lot of translation errors, but "Mein Russisch Ist Unter Aller Kanone".