National Guard of Ukraine Statement to Residents of Donbass

Dear residents of Donbass,

I would like to address you on behalf of soldiers of the National Guard,
We are reservists, first and foremost, we are not trained military. We are teachers, engineers, business people. We are same citizens like everyone else, we love this country, we live in this country, we wish peace and tranquility. Our main goal is ensure safety of our country’s citizens, to protect against persons who had obtained weapons illegally.
We are not here to fight peaceful residents or civilians, we are here to fight armed criminals who rob people, those who had taken away our peace and tranquility, those who make our schools and kindergartens unsafe. We came here to protect our citizens, our people.

Greetings to residents of Slavyansk, Please don’t think anything bad of us, we are on your side, we are YOUR army. We will be helping and protecting you, making sure you are alright. All of our commanders are very concerned of your safety, we are making sure none of you is harmed. Our goal is to save lives of all residents, without difference in beliefs or opinions. We are one people, one family. We must love and respect each other.

Source: Euromaidanpr