December 18, 1980
Secret Telegram No. 3638/IV - From Moscow to Warsaw
From Moscow to Warsaw, December 18, 1980
To [Foreign Minister] Comrade Czyrek:
Comrade Olszowski relays the following:
Based on the talks with Oleg Rakhmanin:
4. They have information that Polish labor unions went to China and their composition is not exactly the best. The [Soviets] are the proponents of not using Chinese invitations. He stressed that China is shedding crocodile tears regarding our situation. But, while sympathizing with us, they are trying to take advantage of the events in Poland to conduct their own interests.
Comrades Kania, Pinkowski, Barcikowski, Grabski, Jagielski, Jaruzelski, Moczar, Olszowski…
Notes that the Chinese are pretending to sympathize with the Soviets, but are really trying to take advantage of the situation in Poland.
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