Summary of a Discussion between Heinz Kessler (East German Defense Minister) and Dmitri Iazov (Soviet Defense Minister) in Moscow in Moscow on the Withdrawal of Soviet Troops from East Germany15 Feb 1989
This is the summary of a meeting between East German Defense Minister Heinz Kessler and Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Iazov. They discuss the planned withdrawal of Soviet forces from East Germany to the Soviet Union and related issues. The East German minister suggests that the public be extensively informed about the withdrawal and asks that some of the newly available assets and resources be returned to East Germany. Iazov promises to consider these suggestions and outlines schedules for the withdrawal as well as the transport capacities required. In the end, the distinguished collaboration between the Soviet Union and East Germany is praised.
Collection: Defense Ministers
Memorandum of Conversation
Language of Original Document: German
Number of Pages: 8
Cold War Period: 1985-1991
Persons: Kessler, Iazov, Streletz
Document Source: Federal Archives of Germany, Military Branch (BA-MA), Freiburg i. Br.
Call Number: DVW 1/71051