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May 31, 1950

DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER ANDREI A. GROMYKO TO SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN PYONGYANG TERENTII SHTYKOV, 31 MAY 1950

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    Gromyko reports Stalin's approval of Kim Il Sung's request for the prompt delivery of medical supplies to North Korea.
    "Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang Terentii Shtykov, 31 May 1950," May 31, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Volkogonov Collections, Library of Congress; Archive of the President of the Russian Federation (APRF). Translated for CWIHP by Vladislav Zubok https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117310
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CIPHERED TELEGRAM

No. 9849, received at 22:30 and sent at 23:55 on 31 May 1950.

To Pyongyang, Soviet Ambassador.

Urgent, out of turn

In reply to your no. 408-410

The Instantsia [Stalin] approves your proposals. Delivery of medical supplies and oil will be accelerated.

GROMYKO