865.00/5–1446: Telegram

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


1518. Redeptel 849, May 8. Inasmuch as the British Embassy in Moscow already received in a letter dated May 12 from Lozovski, a reply to its frequent approaches to the Soviet Govt on the question of the “institutional truce” in Italy, I have not approached the Soviet Govt in this regard as instructed. Soviet reply to British states that Soviet Govt does not object to proposal to inform Italian Govt that Allied Govts no longer consider as remaining in force the undertakings given by Italian Govt in respect of institutional truce.

Text of full reply in translation has been sent by British Embassy to Washington and assume Dept will be able to obtain a complete copy.11

Repeated London 247.

  1. Not printed.