July 09, 1966 : Soviets protest U.S. bombing of Haiphong

Introduction

The Soviet Union sends a note to the U.S. embassy in Moscow charging that the air strikes on the port of Haiphong endangered four Soviet ships that were in the harbor. The United States rejected the Soviet protest on July 23, claiming, “Great care had been taken to assure the safety of shipping in Haiphong.” The Soviets sent a second note in August charging that bullets had hit a Russian ship during a raid on August 2, but the claim was rejected by the U.S. embassy on August 5. The Soviets complained on a number of occasions during the war, particularly when the bombing raids threatened to inhibit their ability to resupply the North Vietnamese.

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July 09, 1966 : Soviets protest U.S. bombing of Haiphong

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    2009

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    July 09, 1966 : Soviets protest U.S. bombing of Haiphong

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    November 18, 2017

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