Serbia, Monday, 27th July
Morning, Nish The Serbian cabinet reject a proposal from Sazonov that they should ask England to mediate between Austria and Serbia because it would give England an excuse to maintain her apparent policy of not becoming involved in any conflict with Austria and Germany.
The cabinet agree, in view of the promise of Russian support, they do not need to take any further action.
Evening, Nish Pašić writes "We have made our last concession - further we will not go, nor will we seek mediation, for that would suggest that we are ready to yield even more. Russia is resolute. Italy neutral". There is further news of Russian support. There is no prospect of Serbia changing course and unconditionally accepting the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum. Pašić believes too much has been conceded and he would not have gone as far as he has if had been sure of Russian support earlier.