NOTE FROM CHICHERIN TO THE AMERICAN CONSUL-GENERAL POOLE
ON ALLIED WARSHIPS IN RUSSIAN PORTS
14 June 1918
Correspondance diplomatique, p. 22
The People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs requests the American Consul-General in Moscow to draw the attention of the Government of the United States. of North America to the fact that the presence of warships of the belligerent Powers in the ports of the Russian Republic, so long as they are in a position to put to sea at any time for military purposes, cannot be countenanced by the Russian Government. The People's Commissariat expresses its complete confidence that the Government of the United States of North America, which has given so many proofs of its friendly attitude towards the Russian Republic, will take into account the obligations which Russia has assumed, and make full allowance for them.
[Similar requests were made on the same day to the French and British representatives.]
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