White Book on Aggressive Activities by the Governments of the USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania towards Yugoslavia

White Book on Aggressive Activities by the Governments of the USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania towards Yugoslavia

White Book on Aggressive Activities by the Governments of the USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania towards Yugoslavia

White Book on Aggressive Activities by the Governments of the USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and Albania towards Yugoslavia

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DOCUMENT No. 41

YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT'S NOTE OF PROTEST No. 49023 OF MAY 23,
1949, AGAINST HELP EXTENDED BY THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT TO
A GROUP OF YUGOSLAV TRAITORS AND DESERTERS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia has the honour to inform the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of the following:

In Moscow, on April 11, 1945, the Government of the FPRY and the Government of the USSR signed a Treaty of Friendship, Mutual Assistance and Post-War Cooperation for a period of twenty years. On not one single occasion has the Government of the FPRY violated its provisions, and it has remained faithful to this Treaty, as the Government of the USSR knows well, despite various hostile and discriminatory acts by the Government of the USSR against the FPRY.

The incomprehensible actions of the Government of the USSR, however, and its attitude towards the FPRY, are in fact transforming the above-mentioned Treaty into a dead letter.

New proof that a contrary policy is being pursued by the Government of the USSR towards the FPRY is the activity of certain Yugoslav traitors who have gathered in Moscow. In spite of the fact that their personal qualities are well known to the USSR Government, they are conducting hostile activity against the FPRY in Moscow with the full support of the USSR Government. At the beginning of April, 1949, a committee was created in Moscow which launched an anti-Yugoslav paper towards the end of April. The Soviet press and radio give a great deal of publicity to this anti-Yugoslav activity.

The support offered by the Soviet Government to these few traitors to their socialist homeland is in contradiction with the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other sovereign. countries, a principle which should especially be observed in the relations between socialist States. This support is also in complete contradiction with the proclaimed principle of Soviet foreign policy repeated in the state-

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