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October 24, 1956

REPORT FROM SOVIET DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS PEREVERTKIN

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    Report from Soviet Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Perevertkin on the movement of Soviet troops into Hungary
    "Report from Soviet Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Perevertkin ," October 24, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Fond 89, Perechen 45, Dokument 7, Center for the Storage of Contemporary Documentation (TsKhSD), Moscow http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111967
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports on the situation on the Soviet-Hungarian border as of 8:00 a.m. In accordance with the decision of the Minster of Defense Marshal Zhukov, Soviet troops crossed the Hungarian border. In all there were 128 rifle divisions and 39 mechanized divisions, which began to enter Hungary at 2:15 at the points Csop, Beregovo, and Vylok. Separate units gave necessary help to the Soviet Army. The whole border was guarded in order to permit us to violate state borders with impunity. The crossing of troops over the border continues. There have been no incidents on the border.

(Signed)Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR
Perevertkin