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A cerut Ceauşescu invadarea Poloniei?
Did Ceausescu Ask for the Invasion of Poland?

A Report of the Soviet Ambassador Tiajelnikov, 19 August 1989

Author(s): Vasile Buga
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; Nicolae Ceauşescu; Poland; Solidarity; Mikhail Gorbachev; 1989;

Summary/Abstract: It has been argued that Nicolae Ceauşescu asked for a joint military intervention of the WTO against Poland in August 1989. The request would have been motivated by the need of saving Polish socialism, after Solidarity’s victory in parliamentary elections. However, the author of this article thinks the theory ungrounded, as he publishes an excerpt of Soviet Ambassador E.M. Tiajelnikov’s diary, mentioning the discussion with Nicolae Ceauşescu, in 19 August 1989. Ceauşescu’s message to Gorbachev contains no reference to a potential military intervention in Poland. The author’s assessment is founded also on the similar reactions of other members of WTO.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 276-287
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian