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August 20, 1968

SECRET DECREE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE PR OF BULGARIA FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF BULGARIAN TROOPS IN THE WARSAW PACT OPERATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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    "Secret Decree of the Council of Ministers of the PR of Bulgaria for the Participation of Bulgarian Troops in the Warsaw Pact Operation in Czechoslovakia," August 20, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Central Military Archive, Veliko Tarnovo, Fond 24, Record X-a, File 22. Obtained by the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group. Translated by Vanja Petkova, Edited by Dr. Jordan Baev, Kalin Kanchev. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110312
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Ministry of National Defense
Cabinet of the Minister
Ref. No 00968/20.9.1968

COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
Top Secret

Copy No 1

DECREE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

20 August 1968

RE: Providing military assistance to Czechoslovak Communist Party and Czechoslovak people

In response to the CSSR party and state officials' request to the USSR and the other allied states for rendering military help to the Czechoslovak people for liquidation of the threat to the existing socialist system in Czechoslovakia, which arose from the counter-revolutionary forces in the country who conspired with enemy powers, and having in mind the existing contractual agreements,

THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS DECREED:

People's Republic of Bulgaria shall participate, together with the Soviet Union and the other Warsaw Pact states, in the operation for providing assistance to the Czechoslovak people in their fight against the Counter-revolution.

The execution of this Decree is assigned to the Minister of National Defense.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: (signature) Todor Zhivkov

FOR THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: (signature) M. Iliev

Verified, CHIEF OF GENERAL CHANCELLERY DEPARTMENT
(St. Tzonev)

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