Soviet note to Poles and Russia and Poland

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Soviet note to Poles and Russia and Poland

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Article 1. Headlines: Soviet note to Poles, a diplomatic rupture, announcement by Mr Molotov. Article 2. Headlines: Russia and Poland, Marshal Stalin's statement to "The Times", offer of post war alliance.

Date

1943-04-27
1943-05-06

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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The Times
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SValentineJRM1251404v10066

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THE TIMES TUESDAY APRIL 27 1943

SOVIET NOTE TO POLES

A DIPLOMATIC RUPTURE

ANNOUNCEMENT BY M. MOLOTOV

A special announcement by the Soviet Government, quoted by Moscow radio, says that the Soviet Government have decided to break off diplomatic relations with the Polish Government.

The text of the declaration was contained in a Note handed by M. Molotov, the Soviet Foreign Commissar, to the Polish Ambassador in Moscow, M. Romer. The statement, which was broadcast from Moscow, was as follows:-

The recent attitude of the Polish Government in respect of the U.S.S.R. is regarded as absolutely abnormal by the Soviet Government and as disregarding all rules and normal procedure governing the relationship of two allied countries.

The campaign, hostile to the Soviet Government, started by the German Fascists concerning the Polish officers murdered by them in the area of Smolensk in the territory occupied by the Germans, was immediately seized upon by the Polish Government and in every way enlarged upon by the Polish official Press. Not only have the Polish Government failed to administer a rebuff to the perfidious Fascist calumny against the U.S.S.R., but they have not even deemed it necessary to address inquiries or requests for explanation to the Soviet Government in that connexion.

The Hitlerite [missing words]

THE TIMES THURSDAY MAY 6 1943

RUSSIA AND POLAND

MARSHAL STALIN’S STATEMENT TO “THE TIMES”

OFFER OF POST-WAR ALLIANCE

The desire of the Soviet Government to see a strong and independent Poland has been expressed by M. Stalin in a letter addressed to “The Times” Correspondent in Moscow. M. Stalin also suggested that a Soviet-Polish alliance might be formed after the war.

Citation

“Soviet note to Poles and Russia and Poland,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22016.

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