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July 27, 1968

WARSAW PACT MILITARY PLANNING: TO DIVISION GENERAL CDE. CHOCHA

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    Soviet General-Lieutenant Kozmin requests information from Polish General Chocha so that Soviet troops may pass through Polish territory.
    "Warsaw Pact Military Planning: To Division General Cde. Chocha," July 27, 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/114747
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[In Polish: General Staff Headquarters 27 July 1968 Nº 002617]

TO DIVISION GENERAL

Cde. Chocha

Dear Cde. General!

In accordance with the agreement that has been reached and instructions of the OVS staff I request you [give] instructions to let our troops pass through Polish territory and for the temporary stationing of one division in POLAND in the area of SwietoszOw; they plan to move out on their own by rail.

The routes of advance are:

Nº 1 - MAMONOWO, MALBORK, CHOJNICE, WALCZ, CZLOPA, GorzOw Wielkopolski, KOSTRZYN;

Nº 2 - BAGRATIONOVSK, ORNETA, KWIDZYN, GRUDZIADZ, SWIECIE, TUHOLA, PILA, KRZYZ, SKWIERZINA, RZEPIN, SLUBICE;

Nº 3 - ZHELEZNODOROZYNY, OLSZTYN, CHELMNO, CHODZIEZ, MIEDZYRZECZ, GUBIN;

Nº 4 - ZAOZERNOE, MRAGOWO, BRODNICA, BYDGOSZCZ, SULECHOW, ZASIEKI;

Nº 5 - OZERSK, GIZICKO, RYPIN, TORUN, LESZNO, NOWA SOL, ZARKI-WIELKIE;

Nº 6 - BREST, SIEDLCE, GORA-KALWARIA, RAWA MAZOWIECKA, PABIANICE, KALISZ, RAWICZ, GLOGOW;

Nº 7 - BREST, DEblin, RADOM, PIOTRKOW-TRYBUNALSKI, WIELUN, OLESNICA, SCINAWA.

Day rests are in the areas of:

- CZERSK, LEDYCZEK, CHELMNO, LIDZBARK, and KWIDZYN.

The headquarters of the army [is to be] in the area of a forest north of GrudziAdz;

- STZELCE KRAJENSKE, KOSTRZYN, WOLSZTYN, WAGROWIEC.  Army headquarters is to be in the area northwest of PNIEWY.

- RAWA MAZOWIECKA, OPOCZNO (excluding) RADOM, GROJEC.  Division headquarters [is to be] in PRZYSUHA.

- KOBYLIN, OLESNICA, WIERUSZOW, (excluding) KALISZ. Division headquarters [is to be] in OLESNICA.

River crossings are planned at bridges in the regions of:

the rivers WISLA, MALBORK, GrudziAdz, CHELMNO, BYDGOSZCZ, TORUN, GORA-KALWARIA, and DEblin.

The river WARTA - GorzOw Wielkopolski, SKWIERZINA, OBORNIKI, POZNAN, SREM, and SCINAWA;

The river ODER - KOSTRZYN, SLUBICE, MASZEWO, KROSNO ODRZANSKIE, NOWA SOL, GLOGOW, and SCINAWA;

The river NIESSE - LUZYCKA-GUBIN, ZASIEKI, and ZARKI-WIELKIE (BAD MUSKAU).

At the same time please assist Soviet troops in the performance of their missions when traveling through PNR territory:

- designate two telephone channels for government communications KALININGRAD, GrudziAdz; PNIEWY and PNIEWY [SIC], LEGNICA;

- designate telephone communication channels in the areas of the troops' day rest and for the traffic control service at the request of our command;

- support the crossing of the rivers WISLA, WARTA, and ODER.

Regards,

GENERAL-LIEUTENANT

/signature/

A. KOZ'MIN

27 July 1968

Nº 00211