October 11, 1958
File Note of Department IV Director Łobodycz
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October 11, file note of Department IV director regarding the opinion
of the chairman of the Socialist International about the Rapacki Plan
Warsaw, October 11, 1958
According to information of the PRP Diplomatic Mission to Vienna, deputy chancellor of Austria, de Pittermann (SPOe), when asked at dinner given by the Mission’s chargé d’affaires comrade Juryś about his attitude to the Rapacki Plan, he said that COMISCO does attaches no great military significance to the plan, but its moral significance would be enormous.
In Pittermann’s personal opinion, that Hungary cannot be covered by the plan, deprives it of any significance. The stationing of Soviet troops in Hungary is necessary in the interest of peace. The situation there is far from peaceful and after the troops are evacuated one can expect all kinds of surprises.25
AMSZ, z. 10, w. 55, t. 52
25 The note was forwarded by courier to missions in Berlin, New York, Prague, Budapest, Bern, Washington, Geneva, Paris, Rome, Ottawa, Brussels, the Hague, London, Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen.
Polish Department IV director reports on the opinion of Pitterman, the deputy chancellor of Austria, on the Rapacki Plan. Pittermann recognizes the moral significance of the plan, but finds Hungary's inclusion to be paramount.
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