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German Demand for Release of Prisoners.

The German Government has taken up the Swedish Press reports of disturbances in Petrograd and restoration of Monarchy. M. Bussche, Foreign Under-Secretary, has telegraphed to Irbach, Ambassador in Moscow, mentioning the Swedish reports. He says that he has received a letter from Petrograd dated 13th April, stating that the Monarchist pronouncemento is imminent and that General Alexieff, Gutchkoff, Miliukoff and Rodzianko are in Petrograd. M. Bussche suggests that the reports are not improbable and asks for a telegraphic reply.

[Meanwhile] Germany demands immediate release of all fit German war prisoners, while the sick shall remain in Russia under the care of neutral physicians. Germany will only release unfit Russians. The State Department [in Washington] learns that Germany is sending to Russia a big Commission to present demands regarding the exchange of prisoners, failing compliance with which she threatens to occupy Petrograd.

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