File No. 763.72/2182

The Minister in Roumania, Servia, and Bulgaria (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State


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.