"May 18 the situation in the south-western front has deteriorated dramatically ... I happened to be present that day at GHQ at a later conversation Stalin with the commander of the Southwestern Front. I remember that the Supreme was already clearly expressed Timoshenko serious concern over the opponent's progress in the area of ??Kramatorsk. By the evening of May 18 a talk on the same subject with a member of the Front Military Council Nikita Khrushchev, who expressed the same concerns as the command of the Southwestern Front: danger from the enemy's Kramatorsk group has been greatly exaggerated, and there is no reason to stop the operation. Referring to the reports of the Southwestern Front Military Council of the need to continue the offensive, the General Staff of the Supreme rejected considerations. The current version of the alarms, ostensibly to act by the Military Council of the Southern and South-Western fronts to Headquarters, is untrue. I testify to this because personally present at the negotiations of the High "[76, vol. 2, p. 282].