HC Deb 24 June 1919 vol 117 cc2-3
2. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now state if the German troops under General von der Goltz advanced upon Riga with Allied permission; whether they have suppressed the anti-Bolshevik peasants' government at Riga; and what steps the Allies have now taken to compel these Germans to withdraw to their own territory?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, our information is that Balt Landwehr, who do not recognise the authority of M. Ulmani's Provisional Government, completely control the administration of Riga assisted by German forces. As regards the last part of the question, Marshal Foch has directed that a communication should be addressed to the German Military Authorities ordering:

  1. (1) The cessation of all further advance Northward towards Esthonia.
  2. (2) The immediate evacuation of Windau and Libau, and the complete evacuation with the least possible delay, in accordance with Article 12 of the Armistice Convention, of all territory which formed part of Russia before the War.