1. A surprise attack by the Germans is possible during 22-23 June 1941 on the Leningrad, Baltic, Western, Kiev, Odessa Military Districts fronts. The attack may be preceded by a provocative action.

  2. The task of our forces is to refrain from any kind of provocative action which might result in serious complications.

  3. I order that:

    1. During the night of 22 June 1941 the firing positions of the fortified regions on the state borders are to be occupied secretly.

    2. Before the dawn of 22 June 1941 all aircraft stationed in the field aerodrome are to be dispersed and carefully camouflaged.

    3. All units are to be put in a state of military preparedness without calling up supplementary troops.

    4. Undertake measures to ensure black-out of cities and targets. No further measures are to be carried out without specific instructions.

    Timoshenko

    Zhukov

    21.06.41

Copy: PEOPLE'S COMMISSAR FOR THE NAVY