File No. 861.00/1765
The Consul at Moscow (Poole) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 9, 8.46 p.m.]
492. From source considered reliable it is learned that Count Mirbach3 has presented an ultimatum to the Soviet authorities stating that if British and French troops do not at once evacuate Murman Peninsula the consequence will be most grave and it will be necessary for Germany to undertake military operations occupying further territory either in the direction of Murmansk or elsewhere.
- Wilhelm, Count von Mirbach, German Ambassador to the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic.↩