Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 30

28 October 1962 / Enciphered cable from Malinovskiy to Pliyev in regards to the American reconnaissance aircraft shot down

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To TsK KPSS, Comrade A.K. SEROV

COPY OF OUTGOING TELEGRAM No. 20148

                        TROSTNIK                

to Comrade PAVLOV

            We believe that you may have rushed into shooting down the US U-2 reconnaissance aircraft while an agreement was already on record as a peaceful means to stave off an attack on Cuba.

            We have made the decision to dismantle the R-12 and extricate them – begin carrying out this action.

            Confirm receipt.

DIRECTOR

                 No. 76645

            28 October 1962

                    16.00

Translator Note: TROSTNIK was the pseudonym used by Minister of Defense Malinovskiy, and PAVLOV was that used by Commander of the Group of Soviet Forces in Cuba Pliyev.

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