The German Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Schulenburg) to the German Foreign Office
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Moscow, August 21, 1939-5:30 p. m.

Telegram No. 197 of August 21

Reference your telegrams No. 189 of August 20 and No. 191 of August 21.

Strongly stressing the extraordinary importance of, and exceptional need for haste, I delivered to Herr Molotov at 3 p. m. the F├╝hrer's message to Stalin, with a translation. M. read the document through and was evidently deeply impressed. He stated that he would forward the message and advise me immediately as soon as a decision was reached.

I tried with all the means at my disposal to make it clear to M. that an immediate journey of the Reich Foreign Minister was absolutely- necessary in the interest of both countries. I closed with the request that, under any circumstances, I be given an answer today.

I have just learned that M. wishes to see me again at 5 p. m.


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