861a.01/223: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Warren) to the Secretary of State

55. Following from Vladivostok dated April 4, 11 a.m.

“The Japanese publicity bureau states that Chita government forces numbering about 800 attacked the Japanese with (?) quite near Spassk Sunday as reply to the request to leave neutral territory. Chita casualties 80, Japanese none. There were several minor collisions yesterday and according to same source four Japanese aeroplanes bombarded Chita government positions at three stations including Sviyagino.”