The Tsar agrees that partial mobilisation against Austria can be ordered if necessary.
The Council also decides the Army should immediately implement preparatory military measures along the entire Russian European border including the border with Germany as well as Austria.
French ambassador repeats that France stands with Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister tells British ambassador Germany is gambling on British neutrality. If Britain takes a stand with Russia and France there will be no war.
German military representative notices Russian military activities and wires Berlin saying he believes mobilisation against Austria is underway.