860F.014/6–2945: Telegram

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

2331. Note just received from FonOff30 states that as a result of conversations which have recently taken place between Soviet and Czech Govts an agreement31 has been reached according to which trans-Carpathian Ukraine which in 1919 became an autonomous unit in the Czech Republic is reuniting in accordance with the desires displayed [Page 517] by the population of trans-Carpathian Ukraine with its age old fatherland-Ukraine and is being incorporated in the Ukrainian SSR.

Note concludes that the Czech and Soviet Govts have decided to conclude an appropriate treaty on the basis of the foregoing amicable agreement.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For text of the treaty between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union incorporating Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia (Carpathian Ukraine) into the Ukranian Soviet Socialist Republic, together with protocol, signed in Moscow, June 29, 1945, see British and Foreign State Papers, vol. cxlv, p. 1096.