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July 13, 1950

CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 37219 FROM FENG XI [STALIN] TO SHTYKOV

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    Telegram from Stalin to North Korea advising that they reply to UN Secretary General Trygve Lie's concerns for treatment of POW's through a radio broadcast by a POW saying that prisoners are being treated well by the KPA.
    "Ciphered Telegram No. 37219 from Feng Xi [Stalin] to Shtykov," July 13, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, f. 45, op. 1, d. 346, l. 148, and RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 346, ll. 0148. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110693
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8th Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR

CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 37219/sh

Pyongyang, Soviet Ambassador.

Advise the Koreans immediately to reply to [UN Secretary General] Trygve Lie that the Korean army is strictly adhering to the Geneva convention with regard to prisoners, and [that they should] let the Koreans make a statement in the press exposing the slander of the American press regarding poor treatment of prisoners by the Koreans. It would be good for someone among the prisoners to make a statement on the radio that the treatment of prisoners by the Koreans is very good.

FENG XI [Stalin]

No. 4.4781

Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov.

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