Kryuchkov, whom Gorbachev appointed to replace Viktor Chebrikov at the KGB in October , comes across here as surprisingly progressive on many issues of domestic reform. It seems to us to be a sound proposal. We learned from the Americans in arms control negotiations the importance of verification, and we would have to be sure. Kohl at that moment was caught up in an election campaign that would end his year tenure as chancellor, and wanted to remind Germans of his instrumental role in the triumph of unification.
A few of the Kohl documents, such as this one, appear in English, representing the American or British originals rather than German notes or translations. Here, Baker debriefs Kohl the day after his February 9 meeting with Gorbachev. The chancellor is scheduled to have his own session with Gorbachev on February 10 in Moscow. We have to find a reasonable resolution.
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I correctly understand the security interests of the Soviet Union, and I realize that you, Mr. General Secretary, and the Soviet leadership will have to clearly explain what is happening to the Soviet people. At the same time he was hoping to get at least partial political compensation from his Western partners for what he believed to be his major contribution to the end of the Cold War.
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This diary entry from February 12 contains a very brief description of the February 10 Kohl and Genscher visit to Moscow, about which Stepanov-Mamaladze had not previously written since he was not present. And just as hastily — in the opinion of E. On the second day of the Ottawa conference, Stepanov-Mamaladze describes difficult negotiations about the exact wording on the joint statement on Germany and the Two-Plus-Four process. Zoellick points out, for example, that Kohl had announced his 10 Points without consulting Washington and after signals from Moscow, and that the U.
The memo pre-empts objections about including the Soviets by pointing out they were already in Germany and had to be dealt with. The Two-Plus-Four arrangement includes the Soviets but prevents them from having a veto which a Four-Power process or a United Nations process might allow , while an effective One-Plus-Three conversation before each meeting would enable West Germany and the U.
Havel would enjoy standing ovations during a February 21 speech to a joint session of Congress, and hold talks with Bush before and after the congressional appearance. Havel had already been cited by journalists as calling for the dissolution of the Cold War blocs, both NATO and the Warsaw Pact, and the withdrawal of troops, so Bush took the opportunity to lecture the Czech leader about the value of NATO and its essential role as the basis for the U.
Havel said he might have been misunderstood, that he certainly saw the value of U. For his part, Bush raised the possibilities, assuming more Czechoslovak cooperation on this issue, of U. Because, if it grew out of NATO, it would have to be named something else, if only because of the element of prestige. But if NATO can transform itself — perhaps in conjunction with the Helsinki process — it would look like a peaceful process of change, not defeat.
We will give thought on how we might proceed. Both leaders express the need for the closest cooperation between them in order to reach the desired outcome. We cannot let the Soviets clutch victory from the jaws of defeat. But very few people … hear Genscher. The memo suggests specific provisions for the final settlement with Germany, the negotiation of which would take a long time and provide a window for building European structures.
The secretary of state had just spent nearly four hours meeting with the Soviet foreign minister in Bonn on May 4, , covering a range of issues but centering on the crisis in Lithuania and the negotiations over German unification. As in the February talks and throughout the year, Baker took pains to provide assurances to the Soviets about including them in the future of Europe.
This fascinating conversation covers a range of arms control issues in preparation for the Washington summit and includes extensive though inconclusive discussions of German unification and the tensions in the Baltics, particularly the standoff between Moscow and secessionist Lithuania. Gorbachev makes an impassioned attempt to persuade Baker that Germany should reunify outside of the main military blocs, in the context of the all-European process. Baker provides Gorbachev with nine points of assurance to prove that his position is being taken into account.
This assurance notwithstanding, when Gorbachev mentions the need to build new security structures to replace the blocs, Baker lets slip a personal reaction that reveals much about the real U. It is a wonderful dream, but just a dream. In the meantime, NATO exists. Our people will not forgive us. People will say that we ended up the losers, not the winners.
Gorbachev felt that of all the Europeans, the French president was his closest ally in the construction of a post-Cold War Europe, because the Soviet leader believed Mitterrand shared his concept of the common European home and the idea of dissolving both military blocs in favor of new European security structures. And Mitterrand did share that view, to an extent. In this conversation, Gorbachev is still hoping to persuade his counterpart to join him in opposing German unification in NATO.
This was one of my guiding goals, particularly when I proposed my idea of creating a European confederation. It is similar to your concept of a common European home. In his recommendations to Gorbachev, Mitterrand is basically repeating the lines of the Falin memo see Document Gorbachev expresses his wariness and suspicion about U.
Margaret Thatcher visits Gorbachev right after he returns home from his summit with George Bush.
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Neither side must be afraid of unorthodox solutions. This key conversation between Chancellor Kohl and President Gorbachev sets the final parameters for German unification. Kohl talks repeatedly about the new era of relations between a united Germany and the Soviet Union, and how this relationship would contribute to European stability and security.
It should not hang in the air, it needs a legal basis. He also wants assistance with relocating the troops and building housing for them. They are meeting at the Schechtel mansion on Alexei Tolstoy Street. Kohl is decisive and assertive. He leads a clean but tough game. And it is not the bait loans but the fact that it is pointless to resist here, it would go against the current of events, it would be contrary to the very realities that M. President Bush reaches out to Gorbachev immediately after the Kohl-Gorbachev meetings in Moscow and the Caucasus retreat of Arkhyz, which settled German unification, leaving only the financial arrangements for resolution in September.
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Please select an option. Choose an option Please wait, fetching the form. Email required Password required Remember me? Email required Get our weekly newsletters. Facebook Twitter. There is evident movement in NATO towards a transformation, with an emphasis on the political range of action. In London, a big step was taken to throw off the shackles of the past. The fact that the Soviet Union is no longer regarded as an enemy by the West is very important for the development of plans for the future.
Juli in Moskau. Now the West has no argument to say no to Poland. Auf U. Oktober von U.