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May 29, 1968

CIPHER TELEGRAM 2103-203, TO DEPUTY MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENSE OF POLAND AND CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES

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    This brief cipher message informs the Polish military leadership that the joint military exercise to be conducted in Poland and Czechoslovakia must be postponed from June to July.
    "Cipher Telegram 2103-203, To Deputy Minister of National Defense of Poland and Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces," May 29, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Institute of National Remembrance (IPN-BU). Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114728
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Incoming cipher message number 2103; outgoing number 2035

Unit name: USSR 1700 29 May 1968

TO DEPUTY MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE PNR [POLAND] AND CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES

Division General Cde. B. CHOCHA

Dear Cde. General!

I inform you that the meeting of the command staff of the signals troops of the armies of the Warsaw Pact countries and a special tactical exercise of the signals troops of the CNA, GDR NNA [National People's Army], VP [Polish Armed Forces], and SA GSVG [Soviet Army Group of Soviet Forces in Germany] in connection with the holding of an operational command staff exercise in June on the territory of the CSSR and PNR will be postponed from June to July.  The specific dates for holding the meeting and the special tactical exercise will be reported to you additionally.

Regards,

M. KAZAKOV, General of the Army

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE OVS

Deciphered 29 May at 2205 by Major Durlej; one copy made, for the addressee