File No. 763.72114/3250

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )

[Telegram]

6609. Your 8455, January 31, 2 p.m. While the Department has not made public any statement regarding its negative attitude towards [Page 647] relief of Russian prisoners in Germany in the present circumstances, it has requested the appropriate authorities not to grant licenses for the transmission of food, and has asked the Red Cross here, to which license had been granted for the transmission of funds for Allied prisoners in enemy countries, to discourage for the present any applications in favor of Russian prisoners.

It is recommended that correspondence mentioned be detained.

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