TELEGRAM OF THE PLENIPOTENTIANARY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE USSR TO THE USA K.A. UMANSKY TO THE PEOPLE'S COMMISSARIAT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE USSR
November 29, 1939
Immediately. Top secret
According to a well-informed journalist, I was told that the Finnish envoy Procopé this morning four hours before Hull’s statement on the Soviet-Finnish conflict was summoned to First Deputy Secretary Hull of Sumner Welles and was informed by him on intention of the American government to announce their readiness for mediation. The US government, of course, counts on a prompt affirmative response from the Finns in order to present them as innocent victims and to give a signal to further expansion of the current sharp anti-Soviet campaign in the press. When I asked journalists, whether the State Department will officially inform me about Hull’s statement, I was referred to the State Department.
Аrchive for Foreign Policy matters of Russian Federation, f. 059, op. 1, p. 296, d. 2049, l. 156
Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Foreign Policy documents. 1939. XXII:2. No. 817. Moscow: International Relations, 1992. Machine assisted translation
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Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940