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July 28, 1950
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COUNTRY SUBJECT PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO:: id LitAA 241 Approved For ReleaMODIFLIFilkAk457R00540045mmu-o 'CLASSIFICATION MEMPFNI CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 4NFORMATION REPORT land Soviet Troops in Poland TO OA LIBRARY 25X1A REPORT NO. t'D NO, um 1) SIR. NO. OF PAGES Na OF ENCLa tUSTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO,. 25X1A 2!7*, Ally 1950 1.1411V US St1S QOPITAIPIS 1 PORIDATIOU AFFECTING THE VIAIIONAL =TENSE OF THE MUM MTN TrITEIIN THE tatAXIDO OF THE ESPIONARE ACT 0C1 12,, D. C., VI AOD DE AT ADENOID, ITS TRANOU1321011 ON TWO REVELATION OP PPR CONTOUR IX ANT NAMED TO AU ONAOTHOBIEED MIAOW 12 NM ammo IT LAW, REPRODUCTIOSI OF 'rasa PONE 121 nonfarm!) 25X1 THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 25X1XL, Soviet troops arrived in Lodz for the first tine on 3 July 1950. All the schools in the city have been prepared to serve as troop quarters. It is rumored that one Soviet division is located in Lodz and the vicinity. 2. Soviet troops also arrived in Lowicz (03/1327)? Kutno (Q53/619) and Skier.- uiewiee (02A45). Accordine to rumor these troops are part of two divisions, one of which probably bears the designation 270. One Soviet division is located in Lomza (115079) and Ostroleka (1.64A38)0 according to local residents. Division headquarters is reported to be in Ostroleka. At least one Soviet division is located in the area botweon Przemysl (S50055) and the Carpathian Mountains rivision headquarters is located in Sanok (R50/- 1702) according to local residents. 5. Laree-scale Soviet troop movements have been observed in the area of Moto Troops are reported to be moving southwestward toward the Soviet-Polish border in the Polesia region. Troops are constantly on the move. 6. The Poles are being told that the newly arrived Soviet troops are in Poland to guarantee the peace. 25X1A Igomma: This information is presumably based not 04 25X1X observation but on rumors rife among the Polish population in a time ofpolit- ical tension. The correctness of the report is therefore extremely question- able and it is forwarded with relerve. However, it does not seem wholly improbable that the report contains some basis in fact. The statement that no loss than five Soviet livieions are in Poland seemsto be an exaggeration. That Soviet troops have arrived In Poland is indicated by the follpwing recent reports from sources operating independently of each Others a. Two hundred Soviet soldiers were observed in KUtno by a fairly reliable source early in June. Setween 300 and 400 soldiers wore seen in Lodz by the sane source in late June. CONFIUMM A 11- CLASSIFICATION D c !2RMY JJC MR FBI This document Is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL In accordance with the letter of 18 October 1978 from the Director of Central InteiiligwriblMdirc Archivist of the United States. Next Review Date: 2008 Data; ? 41.-JUNA92iL By Nyome HAKE 25X1 25X1 Approved For Relerolindliitat00457R005400450007-0 CF,TIT:ZAL INTELLIGErCE ATITCY -2- 25X1A b. Seventeen thousand Soviet troops assembled in the Lowicz area on 17 June. According to rumor passed on by a usually reliable source, these troops mere being readied for shipment westward. c. Soviet troops were observed in every large town along the Brest Litovek - Frankfurt/Oder line in early June according to a railroad employee. d. The London publisher of the Polish newspaper, Dziennik Polski, ran an article on 3 July on the trial of a Polish citizen Who received a sentence of four years in prison for "spreading rumors and false information". The defendent is alleged to have said that schools in Lodz were being prepared for use as quarters for Soviet troops. Troops were, according to the de- fendent? already stationed in Lowicz? Kutno and Skierniewice. The article concludes, "The severity of the sentence can be taken as proof of the fact that many people in the province of Lodz speak of a considerable influx of Soviet units. This is also proved by reports from home." e. These reports on the presence of Foviet troops in Poland are not clear. The tension since the Korean outbreak is fertile ground for wild rumors. These rumors may also be based on press dispatches. The movement of roviet troops into areas west of the points where rail gauge changes from broad to standard would be a natural step in this crisis. However, rumors may also be based on the fact that Soviet units were transferred to points along the Vilna-Warsaw, Brest Litovskarsaw,.Poznanr-Frankfurt/oder and Lvov-Krakow-Gliwice rail lines for security reasons. No definite comment is yet possible. CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2003/08/11: CIA-RDP82-00457R005400450007-0 25X1 25X1