The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kohler) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 17—3:16 p.m.]
2182. Soviet press June 14 carries Tass denial:
“Chinese Central News Agency disseminated declaration by representative Chinese Ministry Foreign Affairs to effect airplanes with recognizable insignia Soviet Union took part in border incident which took place June 5 on Mongol–Sinkiang frontier between Chinese military detachment and border patrol Mongolian People’s Republic. Tass is empowered to announce this declaration of representative [Page 563] Chinese Ministry Foreign Affairs doesn’t correspond to reality and is provocatory invention.”
Dept please repeat Nanking as Moscow’s 15.