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Initial Russian responses are cautious

Posted on July 25th, 1914 by admin

Initial Russian response is cautious. Serbia should accept as much of the ultimatum as possible and not resist if invaded and appeal for international support.

Later the Serbs hear that the Russian Council of Ministers is prepared to take strong action including mobilisation.

Serbs compose clever reply which appears to conform to all the Austrian demands except one and it sounds conciliatory, but it is full of qualifications.

6.00 P.M. The Serbs give their reply to the Austrian minister. He says it is unsatisfactory. He breaks off diplomatic relations and returns to Vienna.


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