Paris (Oct. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A protest against the Ukrainian witnesses at the Schwartzbard trial, who alleged that the pogroms were the Ukraine’s inheritance from the Rusian government and not a product of the Petlura government, was voiced today in the paper, “Dni,” of which Kerensky is editor.
The paper promises to publish a letter tomorrow from Volodin, who was named by Petlura’s former minister Shapoval in his testimony at the trial yesterday, as an agent of the Soviet government who had planned the assassination of Petlura with Schwartzbard. In his letter, the paper announces, Volodin will tell about his connections with Schwartzbard.
During the proceedings yesterday it was brought out by M. Torres, Schwartzbard’s counsel, that Volodin could not be a Bolshevik agent because he was a close friend of Petlura’s former minister Shapoval.