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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001400280004-2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean= ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. ECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY SECURITY INFORMAT;ON COUNTRY Poland/USS SUBJECT Coal Expor s to the USSR PLACE ACQUIRED REPORT DATE DISTR. 8 June 1953 NO. OF PAGES 1 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES 25X1 THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. A''.the end of 1952, arrears of coal transports to the USSR amounted to four million tons and, according to those competent to judge, cannot be appreciably reduced without repercussionson-)other transports. 2. This state of affairs has contributed to dissatisfaction with the functioning of the PKPG (State Economic Planning Commission) and, in particular, with the transport planning section, and with the alleged failure of all stages of.. planning coal transports for the USSR. A purge is expected among the personnbl of the PKPG. 3. on the other hand in early 1953 Poland was 25X1 sending to the USSR much more coal thah,at any time in the past. 25X1 It is not known how many millions of tons of coal have been sent to the USSR in the past. However, it is estimated that at least three times,the amount formerly sent is now being exported. 4. Trains parrying coal to the USSR are not only going along the main southern tailrcad line but also through Brest, Grodno, and Olsztyn (Allenstein) to Kaliningrad. Weekly coal shipments are also made from Gdynia by four to six Soviet ships, each ship weighing between 6,000 and 8,000 BRT. Earlier, there had been about two ships arriving weekly in Gdynia for coal. 5. Aside from the coal;'shipments to the USSR, numerous German freight trains have been observed in central and southern P'P61&vddce t g(po 11 to' East",Germany, On the other hand, very little coal has been shipped to Scandinavia in the, past months. 6. Numerous freight trains carrying coal can be seen by anyone throughout Poland. . However, there is an extreme shortage of coal in Poland; even the ports lack coal. SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY STATE X IARMY X JNAVY X IAIR FBI I IAEC I I ORR Et X Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001400280004-2