“Out with the Banderist scum!”
To our honourable Citizens and fellow countrymen!
On 26 November, noisy and public events in the areas controlled by the Kiev régime will occur, although good order demands that a proper response should be dignified and private. In fact, the untimely death of loved ones from hunger brings great anguish that one doesn’t want to put on public display. However, for over 20 years, the Kiev régime has tried to turn a common tragedy into a political show that has the aim of sowing discord and enmity between different peoples and social groups. Did death ask the nationality of the people that it swept up in the great famine of the 20s and 30s? Didn’t many hundreds of thousands of victims die in the Volga region and in Kazakhstan? At about the same time, many suffered from hunger in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, and even the USA, but no one there calls it the “Golodomor”… they call it a “global economic crisis” and the “Great Depression”. Finally, why won’t these ceremonies point up that the Poroshenko régime is enforcing an all-out blockade on the Donbass? That could’ve led to widespread death from hunger, but Russian aid forestalled that. On behalf of the people of the LNR, we declare that we sympathise with all who lost loved ones to famine, wherever they might live, in the Ukraine, in Russia, in Africa. We’re always ready to help everyone who needs it. For example, during the siege of Lugansk, captured Banderist aggressors received food, water, and medical assistance on the same basis as our soldiers and citizens. However, we strongly condemn the deceitful notion of the “Golodomor”, which [nationalists] allege was an intentional action against Ukrainians. Those who blame their former countrymen for the “Golodomor” should first remove the log from their eye and soberly assess the immediate consequences of their own policies. Soon, the people will ask you not for the “Golodomor”, but for the “Tarifomor”* and most of all for the “ATO-mor*!
- Tarifomor: a play on words, adding “tarif” (rates) to “–mor”, referring to the vast increases in rents, utility rates, and prices under the American-installed Uniate nationalist junta
- ATO-mor: another play on words, it adds “–mor” to ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation), the Uniate nationalist term for the present American-supported aggression in the Donbass
I V Plotnitsky
Head of State of the Lugansk Peoples Republic
25 November 2016
LITs Lugansk Information Centre