File No. 861.00/2088

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis) to the Secretary of State


286. Since my 285, June 19, 9 p.m. French Ambassador just received message from Consul General, Moscow, filed 11 to-day, stating Trotsky and Chicherin had several conferences yesterday with some unknown person supposedly Mirbach; reports hearing through officials of War Department and Foreign Affairs that Soviet government has accepted proffered German aid against Czechs which heretofore refused, and that two German army corps will immediately occupy Moscow. Trotsky in last speech severely criticized Allies.