8 July: Czernin, the Austrian chargé d’affaires in
Posted on July 5th, 1914 by admin
8 July: Czernin, the Austrian chargé d’affaires in St Petersburg, mentions to Sazonov the possibility that the Austro-Hungarian government might demand the support of the Serbian government in an investigation within Serbia of the assassinations.
Sazonov says this would make a very bad impression in Russia. The Austrians should drop this idea “lest they set their foot upon a dangerous path”.