Cablegram 176  MOSCOW, 23 August 1944, 7.45 P.M.
We have just received the following note from the Peoples
Commissariat of Foreign Affairs.
'In connexion with the exchange on 2nd August, 1944, of
representatives between Governments of Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics and the Polish Committee of National Liberation
established by the National Council of Poland (Krayeva Rada
Narodowa) on 21st July, 1944, in Warsaw, the Peoples Commissariat,
of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has the honour to inform
the Legation that the Soviet Government does not consider it
possible any longer for the Legation of the Australian
Commonwealth to continue protection of the interests of Poland as
this responsibility has been undertaken by representatives of the
Polish Committee of National Liberation.
The Peoples Commissariat of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the
Soviet Government requests the Australian Legation to inform the
Australian Government of the foregoing.'
We do not propose taking any further action in connexion with the
Polish representation until we receive your instructions.