28 October 1962 / Enciphered cable from Mainovskiy to Pliyev forbidding use of fighter aviation assets
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To TsK KPSS, Comrade A.K. SEROV
COPY OF OUTGOING TELEGRAM No. 20150
to Comrade PAVLOV
In addition to the instruction to not employ the S-75, also accept that fighter aviation assets are not to be scrambled in order to avoid confrontation with US reconnaissance aircraft.
28 October 1962
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.