740.00119 Potsdam/7–2645

No. 750
Proposal by the Soviet Delegation1

Proposed Soviet Redraft of Paragraph 2 of the Paper on Liberated Europe (Freedom of the Press)

The Conference takes note of the fact that now the representatives of the press of the Allied countries in the countries liberated from German invaders have received the opportunity to work in normal conditions and to describe on a large scale in the press the situation in these countries.

At the same time in view of the termination of the war in Europe conditions have been created which permit to grant greater facilities for the work of the representatives of the allied press in the countries [Page 649] with which armistice agreements have been concluded, provided the interests of the security of allied occupational forces in these countries be observed.

  1. Discussed at the Third Meeting of the Subcommittee on Implementation of the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe, July 26. See ante, p. 418.