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  • February 16, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report from the Hungarian Embassy in India explaining that in the view of the Indian government, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan threatens regional stability as it could invite American and/or Chinese intervention.

  • February 16, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram No. 43, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report from the Hungarian Embassy in India explaining that in the view of the Indian government, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan threatens regional stability as it could invite American and/or Chinese intervention.

  • February 29, 1980

    Report on the Meeting of the Foreign Secretaries of the Socialist Countries in Moscow, 26 February 1980

    This document explains the views of the cooperating Socialist countries relating to Afghanistan. The USSR perceived the US attempt to line up NATO support against the Soviets as an aggressive action, designed to counter Soviet influence. The Soviets, by contrast, viewed their involvement in Afghanistan as increasing their sphere of influence around the Warsaw-pact countries, making such actions defense, rather than offensive. The USSR's leadership states that it should increase its ties to NATO countries to counteract the foreign policy of the US.

  • March 10, 1980

    Politburo Decision on Soviet Policy on Afghanistan, with report on Proposal by Fidel Castro to Mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and approved letter from L.I. Brezhnev to Fidel Castro

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision on Soviet Policy on Afghanistan, with report on Proposal by Fidel Castro to Mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and approved letter from L.I. Brezhnev to Fidel Castro

  • March 11, 1980

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 11 March 1980. Subject: Korean-Yugoslav relations.

    Kim Yeong-nam asks for military assistance from and military exchanges with Yugoslavia and discusses plans to send DPRK citizens abroad to study certain industries.

  • April 10, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision on Afghanistan, with report by Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, and Zagladin, 7 April 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision on Afghanistan, with report by Gromyko-Andropov-Ustinov-Zagladin, 7 April 1980 regarding the role of Soviet troops in Afghanistan under Karmal’s government and that continuing tension with the US

  • April 12, 1980

    Address by Vice President Mondale to the United States Olympic Committee, 'US Call for an Olympic Boycott'

    Vice President Mondale addresses the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), advocating for President Carter's proposed boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Later that day, the USOC voted to uphold the boycott.

  • April 22, 1980

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Yasser Arafat, Damascus

    The two leaders discuss the situation in the Middle East, and the role of the superpowers - the US and the Soviet Union.

  • April 30, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram No. 68, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Short analysis of Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq's upcoming visits to China and North Korea, with discussion of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Pakistan's nuclear program.

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 5: Proposals for the Development of Relations between the Two Parties

    Hua talks about the bilateral misunderstanding of the past. Hhe stressed the importance of his visit to Yugoslavia and Tito's role in improving the relationship with the PCI. He also touches upon the situation in Afghanistan.

  • May 08, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, 8 May 1980, with Politburo Commission Report, 6 May 1980, and Approved Cable to Soviet Ambassador in Kabul

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, 8 May 1980, with Politburo Commission Report, 6 May 1980, and Approved Cable to Soviet Ambassador in Kabul instruction him what to tell Karmal regarding the situation in Afghanistan

  • May 27, 1980

    Conversation between Soviet Foreign Minister Comrade Andrei Gromyko with US Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie, 27 May 1980

    Muskie and Gromyko discuss tensions between the Soviet Union and United States following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

  • June 18, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo decisions

    CPSU CC Politburo decisions on providing military assistance to Afghanistan and on possibly withdrawing some troops

  • June 21, 1980

    Information from the CC CPSU to Erich Honecker

    Information from the CC CPSU to Erich Honecker on the withdrawal of some Soviet troops from Afghanistan

  • June 23, 1980

    Minutes of the Meeting of the CPSU CC Plenum on the situation in Afghanistan, 23 June 1980

    CPSU CC Plenum meeting (excerpt) concerning the deterioration in relations with the US and NATO countries. Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko describes the altruistic nature of Soviet intentions in aiding Afghanistan.

  • July 18, 1980

    Information from the CC CPSU to Erich Honecker

    Information from the CC CPSU to Erich Honecker regarding Pakistan’s wishes for holding talks between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan and Pakistan’s wish to see Karmal removed as head of government

  • September 01, 1980

    Intelligence note concerning actions by the US in aiding the Afghanistan Rebel fighters.

    A summary of US-training of counterrevolutionaries in Afghanistan, explaining the methods, and equipment provided, to rebels fighting the Soviet-supported PDPA.

  • September 08, 1980

    Hungarian Embassy in Pakistan, Ciphered Telegram, 8 September 1980. Subject: Pakistani-DPRK and Pakistani-Japanese relations.

    The telegram speaks on the current status of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and North Korea. Among the issues discussed are the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan (and North Korea's desire to remain neutral), and Japan's stance on the Afghanistan question.

  • October 02, 1980

    Report by Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov to CPSU CC on 'Foreign Interference' in Afghanistan

    Report by Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov to CPSU CC on "Foreign Interference" in Afghanistan regarding the training of counterrevolutionaries by the US

  • October 23, 1980

    Memorandum of Conversations between Socialist Unity Party of German General Secretary Erich Honecker and Sultan Ali Keshtmand, Member of the Politburo of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA)

    Honecker and Keshtmand discuss the current situation in Afghanistan after the coup and Soviet invasion. Honecker compares it to East Germany's tenuous international position after 1945.