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March 18, 1950

MESSAGE, STALIN TO KIM IL SUNG (VIA SHTYKOV)

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    Stalin informs Kim Il Sung of the decision to approve of North Korean request of arms, equipment and specialist requests, per his March 4 message.
    "Message, Stalin to Kim Il Sung (via Shtykov)," March 18, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, List 142, Fond and Opis not given https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110683
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PYONGYANG
To SHTYKOV

Transmit to Kim Il Sung the following answer from Comrade Stalin:

“First. I received your communication of March 4 about agreement to send the indicated amount of lead to the Soviet Union. I thank you for the assistance. As concerns the equipment and materials you request, and also the specialists in lead industry, the Soviet Government has resolved to fully satisfy your request.

Second. I have also received your proposal of 9 March about the delivery to you of arms, ammunition and technical equipment for the people's army of Korea. The Soviet government has decided also to satisfy fully this request of yours.

With respect I. STALIN.”