File No. 861.00/3335

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Vopicka)


243. Your 151, November 24, 10 p.m.1 Department has been in touch for some time with Czecho-Slovaks and has recognized Czecho-Slovak National Council as a de facto government to which it has advanced a loan of $7,000,000 to assist in maintaining Czecho-Slovak [Page 701] Army in Siberia.1 Department is without reliable information regarding the Ukraine and is anxious at as early possible date to know facts about conditions there. Press reports here state General Denikin with Russian troops prepared on the Don recently took Kiev and overthrew the regime of Skoropadski.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For the recognition of the Czecho-Slovak National Council on Sept. 3, 1918, see Foreign Relations, 1918, Supplement 1, vol. i.