The proposed reductions of Russian troops in East Germany have recently been put into effect.?
The proposed reductions of Russian troops in East Germany have recently been put into effect. Already units have withdrawn from Fuerstenwalde, Rostock, Brandenburg, Cottbus and Jueterbog and on 1st. April German and foreign pressmen were invited to witness the farewell parade of Soviet soldiers at the town of Lukenwalde.
A public holiday was proclaimed to give the populace an opportunity to say goodbye to the garrison. The withdrawing units marched through the town and paraded in the market place, where General Obuchow made a farewell speech to the inhabitants. After making their final goodbyes to their girl-friends and signing autograph books this small part of the Red Army marched to the station to mount the awaiting troop trains.
Hungary also had Russian soldiers leave her soil in recent weeks. The Soviet Government announced that 17,000 troops will be withdrawn, and a quantity of these left Szombathely about a week ago.