Appeal by the government of Afghanistan. December 29, 1979
Original Source: Pravda, 29 December 1979.
Today the Radio Kabul broadcast a statement by the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. It says:
The DRA government, taking into account the continuing and broadening interference and provocations by external enemies of Afghanistan and with a view to protecting the gains of the Afghan revolution, territorial integrity and national independence and maintaining peace and security, and proceeding from December 5, 1978, Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighborliness and Cooperation, has asked the USSR for urgent political, moral and economic assistance, including military assistance which the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan had earlier repeatedly requested from the government of the Soviet Union.
The government of the Soviet Union has satisfied the Afghan side’s request.