NOTE FROM CHICHERIN TO THE ALLIED REPRESENTATIVES
ON THE LANDING AT VLADIVOSTOK
6 April 1918
Correspondance diplomtique, P- 3
The People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs draws your attention to the statement made to you by the Acting People's Commissar concerning the deeply painful impression made in Russia by the landing at Vladivostok ofJapanese and English troops, whose activities are clearly directed against the Soviet Government, and concerning the extremely unfavourable effect which this violent intrusion of an alien military force into the territory of the Republic must have on the relations between that Republic and the country which you represent. The Commissariat considers it essential to remind you of the extremely tense situation created by this action, which is obviously inimical to the Republic and its regime, and to point out once again that the only way of putting an end to this state of affairs is the immediate withdrawal of the troops landed and that a precise explanation of your Government's attitude to the events which have taken place at Vladivostok is absolutely necessary as soon as possible.
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