740.0011 European War 1939/3827: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union ( Thurston ) to the Secretary of State

682. Embassy’s telegram 681, June 15, 4 p.m. I am informed that in connection with the Soviet ultimatum to Lithuania it was also charged that subsequent to the conclusion of the Soviet-Lithuanian Pact of Mutual Assistance,29 Lithuania entered into a military alliance with Latvia and Estonia aimed against the Soviet Union.

Repeated to Riga and Kaunas.

  1. Signed at Moscow on October 10, 1939. An English translation of this “Treaty on the Transfer of the City of Vilno and Vilno Province to the Lithuanian Republic and on Mutual Assistance between the Soviet Union and Lithuania” is printed in Department of State Bulletin, December 16, 1939, p. 705.