In response to question from German ambassador Russian Foreign Minister says Russia would suspend military preparations if Austria was ready to eliminate the points in its ultimatum that infringe on Serbia’s sovereignty.
Russian civil and military leaders are still strongly in favour of general mobilisation.
Russian Foreign Minister sees the Tsar and talks at length. He tells him there is no hope of peace. Finally, the Tsar gives way and agrees to general mobilisation.
Russia issues the orders for general mobilisation.