861.48/1351: Telegram

The High Commissioner at Constantinople ( Bristol ) to the Acting Secretary of State

It is reported here through Maklakoff32 at Paris that French Government withdrew on January 1st financial support for Russian refugees and intends to withdraw assistance with supplies after February 1st.

This attitude of the French authorities causes much apprehension here regarding possible developments and a grave situation may arise.

British High Commissioner is urgently recommending to his Government that the Supreme Council consider that problem at its Paris meeting on January 19th.

  1. Ambassador in France of the Russian Provisional Government.