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Monsieur Bonnet and Lord Halifax in their recent conversations with MM Suritz and Maiski gave the latter no information which went beyond what was daily published in the press. There were no discussions and there was no agreement between the Soviet government on the one hand and the French and British on the other regarding the fate of Czechoslovakia and the question of concessions to the aggressor. Neither France nor Britain consulted the Soviet Union but simply informed the Soviet Government of already accomplished facts. The communiqué concludes by repeating once again that the Soviet Government had nothing to do and has nothing to do with the Munich Conference and the decisions reached at it.

Both the Pravda and the Izvestiya, which had hitherto refrained from all comment on the Munich Conference and its results, to-day publish violent leading articles on the settlement which has been reached. After declaring that it must by now be clear to all that Mr Chamberlain and Monsieur Daladier did not, as they themselves pretend, save the peace of the world at Munich but rather accomplished an act of unparalleled shamelessness …