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July 05, 1950

TELEGRAM FROM FLIPPOV TO MAO ZEDONG AND ZHOU ENLAI

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    Stalin informs Mao Zedong that Chinese armed forces should be stationed on the border with North Korea as a precaution against enemy forces crossing the 38th parallel.
    "Telegram from Flippov to Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai," July 05, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI F. 558. Op. 11, D. 334, p. 79. Translated by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114902
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PEKING, to the Soviet Ambassador

Pass [the following] to Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai:

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2. We think it correct to concentrate nine Chinese divisions on the Chinese-Korean border for volunteer operations in North Korea in the event the enemy crosses the 38th parallel. We will try to provide the air cover of these units.

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FILIPPOV

5 July 1950

Three copies printed

to Cde. Stalin

to Cde. Molotov

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