File No. 763.72/2182
The Minister in Roumania, Servia, and Bulgaria (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 9, 1 p. m.]
143. Russian ultimatum given Bulgaria evening October 4. Bulgaria was to answer within twenty-four hours and answered as follows: [Page 63]
- Bulgaria could not break openly with Central powers, such act would be against her neutrality.
- No German officers or soldiers in Bulgarian Army, therefore, she could not dismiss them.
- If Bulgaria breaks with Russia, it would not be Bulgaria’s fault.
Ministers of Quadruple Entente and Servian, Belgian Ministers to arrive in Bucharest to-day. Interests confided to Dutch Minister, only neutral Minister left in Sofia.