File No. 861.00/1660

The Minister in Sweden (Morris) to the Secretary of State


1944. Swedish press reports from Moscow Foreign Commissariat has sent following telegram to German Foreign Ministry:

We learn that German-Ukrainian troops have crossed Perekop and advanced on Simferopol despite declaration of German-Ukrainian Government that does not belong to territory Ukrainian republic. Advancing of German-Ukrainian troops in Crimea constitutes violation of Brest treaty. This raid being threat to our Black Sea Fleet, [measures] will have to be taken for its security which might lead to deplorable events. Commissariat in expressing hopes that troops in Crimea will be ordered to retire requests German Government immediately to notify us that request been complied with.