740.0011 European War 1939/333: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Steinhardt) to the Secretary of State

550. I am reliably but unofficially informed that under the guise of “restoring order and protecting” the Ukrainians and White Russian minorities Soviet troops entered Eastern Poland along entire frontier operating from Polotsk in White Russia to Kanenets-Podolsk in the Ukraine this morning at dawn.

Please repeat to War Department.

Repeated to Riga.