Written: Written on June 1, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 240b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Mezhlauk, Voroshilov, Melnichansky,
It is necessary at all costs to put a stop immediately to the habit of holding meetings, to put all work of whatever kind on a war footing, and appoint particular individuals responsible for the performance of precisely defined jobs. There must be military discipline everywhere. The Commander and Revolutionary Military Council of the 2nd Army should make enquiries about everything of their immediate chief, that is to say, Gittis, and put a stop to all fanciful schemes for forming special groups and similar attempts covertly to restore the Ukrainian Front. There are sufficient uniforms and arms both in the Ukraine and at the disposal of Gittis. If the chaos, the meetings and the disputes about priority are eliminated, then everything can be obtained. Report exactly the facts of the fulfilment of specific orders, that is, about the arrival of army units at their destination, the collection of arms, and so on.