Morning: Sazonov sees Pourtalès
Posted on July 28th, 1914 by admin
Morning: Sazonov sees Pourtalès and angrily accuses him of being part of a joint Austro-Hungarian and German plot to provoke war.
Pourtalès walks out of the meeting but returns later.
Sazonov says the Serbian reply gives Vienna all it could want. If it was not accepted it simply proves Austria-Hungary wants war. Pourtalès says he has reports that Russian military preparations are far more advanced than stated in the assurances given the previous day. [More]