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Full text of "KGB Source in OSS Reports Views Eduard Benes, the Czech President"

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Ref, flo,: 3/NBF/T2396 

Issued : S Jr^lM 
Copy No, : 3oi 

BENES'S VISIT TO MOSCOW AND SUBSBQUBIT STABWUTS: 
REPORT FROW "ZAYrTo" 






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To the 8th Depcrtnent* 

rr ZAY*Ts rp [i] report*: 

Ambrssedor VIHAlR£ii] informed the "BAMP'Ciii] that, according to 
inforaction froa the Acting [2 groups unrecovered] RIPKA Civ]. BDQSM 
vra satisfied with hie trip to MOSCOW -nd with the attitude to the 
European question expressed by the Soviet government* RIFKA told the v 
First Secretary of the COUNTRY [STRANA][vi] SCaDUQTEUHIvii] that BOTES. 
in & conversation with MIKOLAJCZYX[viii] , steted. The USSR is not 
r g#in*t the renewrl of relatione with POLAND, does not west a Cooouniet 
POUND end does not dearoid the 19*1 bound? rite. It doee want the 
recognition of the CURZCW line with acme rmendaente (the Poles will have 
the ares of EEL05T0K, the :«■ near LQMZA and emtszn GALICIA including 
PRZBfYSL. The USSR insiete on keeping in its own hands LVOV [3 groups 
unrecorered] hand-OTer to POIANO of territory in the west right up to 
the OLD if the ISLAND tOSTR0V][ix], the COUNTRY end CZECHOSLOVAKIA 
[6 groups unxecorered] the USSR demands changes in the composition of 
the Poliefa Cabinet and the reaowl of SOSNKOWSKI[i] 5 considers 



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3/HHF/T2096 
illKOLAJCZTK cce«pt-ble; daernda 

[26 groupa unracovered] 

collaboration of tha COONTRT ™d tha ISLAND. In BBQS<« opinion thia 
attitude has bean diet- ted not by teBporj»ry 

Cl02 graupa unrecoverable] 



Footnotea: [i] ZAYr To: i.a. "HARE"; tteurioe HALreRlN. 

[ii] WHAMT: John Gilbert VINANT, U.S. Anbaaaador to 
GREAT BRITAIN, 

[iii] BAKKj U.S. SUtt DaprrtBtnt. 

Civ] RIFKA; Rubart RIFKA t Deputy/Acting Hiniatar of 
Foreign Affairs in the CzacboaloraJc 
Government in Exila In LONDON. 

[v] BENES; Presidant Edvard BENE5 of CZECHOSLOVAKIA; 
viaitad tha USSR in Dacenber. I?*? 

[vi] OOQNTRY; ma U.S. A* 

Oii] SCBDENFELD: Rudolf Boil SCBOENFELD, Aaieriean 

Hiniatar to aavar&l Govamaanta in Exila 
in LONDON, including that of 
CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 

[viiij MttDLAJCZTtKi Stcnial»w NIKOLAJCZ1K, Priae Hiniatar of 

tha Polish Ooranuant in LONDON. 

Cix] Iha ISLAND: GREAT BRITAIN. 

Cx] SQSNKOVSKI; General Kazimiarz SOSHKOWSXI, 

Coflusinder- in-Chief Pollen Amed Forcee. 



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