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Naval Movements

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will take steps to ascertain from the Soviet Ambassador whether the Russian naval forces in the Black Sea have been recently augmented by ships transferred from the Baltic?

No, Sir. I see no need to make any inquiries of the nature indicated. It is common knowledge that two Soviet warships arrived recently in the Black Sea.

Does any augmentation of the number of Russian men of war in the Baltic and Black Sea, affect the naval forces of the other signatories to the Treaty of Lausanne?