The Soviet-Albanian Dispute: Albanian Defense Minister (Beqir Balluku) to the Supreme Commander of the Joint Armed Forces (Andrei A. Grechko)28 Mar 1961
This letter from Albanian Defense Minister Beqir Balluku to the supreme commander of the United Armed Forces, Andrei Grechko, expresses Albania's resentment at the Soviet threats and accusations regarding the incidents and alleged NATO attack on the naval base at Vlorë. Balluku states that the Soviet requirement to use Soviet crews exclusively is an attack on Albania's sovereignty and contradicts the principles of the Warsaw Pact regarding friendship and mutual cooperation among its members.
Collection: A Cardboard Castle?
Origin (Agency): Albanian Ministry of Defense
Sender: Beqir Balluku, Albanian Defense Minister
Recipient: Andrei A. Grechko, Supreme Commander of the Joint Armed Forces
Language of Original Document: Russian
Number of Pages: 4
Cold War Period: 1960s
Persons: Balluku, Grechko
Document Source: Modern Records Archives (AAN), Warsaw
Call Number: KC PZPR, XIA/102, 241-44
Document Companion: Document No. 13, b)