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July 5, 1950

Telegram from Flippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai

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PEKING, to the Soviet Ambassador


Pass [the following] to Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai:




2. We think it correct to concentrate nine Chinese divisions on the Chinese-Korean border for volunteer operations in North Korea in the event the enemy crosses the 38th parallel. We will try to provide the air cover of these units.





5 July 1950


Three copies printed

to Cde. Stalin

to Cde. Molotov


Stalin informs Mao Zedong that Chinese armed forces should be stationed on the border with North Korea as a precaution against enemy forces crossing the 38th parallel.

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RGASPI F. 558. Op. 11, D. 334, p. 79. Translated by Gary Goldberg.


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