Why Did They Make The Agreement
Having definitively resolved, with the treaty signed today, the government of the German Empire and the government of the USSR, thus creating a safe basis for a lasting peace in the region, the government of the USSR expresses mutually their conviction that it would be in the real interest of all peoples to end on the one hand the current state of war between Germany. and England and France on the other side. That is why the two governments, together with other friendly powers, are working to achieve this goal as soon as possible. However, if the efforts of both governments do not succeed, it would show that England and France are responsible for the continuation of the war, after which, if the war continues, the German and Soviet governments consult with each other on the necessary measures.  In August 1940, the Soviet Union temporarily suspended its deliveries as part of its trade agreement, following disagreements over policy in Romania, the Soviet war with Finland, Germany`s relapse in goods deliveries under the pact, and Stalin`s fear that Hitler`s war with the West would end quickly after the signing of a ceasefire by France.  The suspension caused major resource problems for Germany.  At the end of August, relations were improving again, as countries redesigned the Hungarian and Romanian borders and settled some Bulgarian demands, and Stalin was again convinced that with the improvement of Britain`s air fight against Germany and the implementation of an agreement between the United States and Great Britain on destroyers and bases Germany would face a long war in the West.  For decades, the official policy of the Soviet Union was to deny the existence of the secret protocol to the Soviet-German pact. On the orders of Mikhail Gorbachev, Alexander Nikolayevich Yakovlev headed a commission that investigated the existence of such a protocol. In December 1989, the Commission concluded that the protocol existed and disclosed its results to the Congress of The People`s Deputies of the Soviet Union.
 Congress then adopted the statement confirming and condemning and denouncing the existence of secret protocols.  The two successor states of the parties to the pact cancelled the secret protocols from the date of their signing: the Federal Republic of Germany on 1 September 1989 and the Soviet Union on 24 December 1989 after reviewing the micro-filmed copy of the German originals.  On 3 October, Friedrich Werner von der Schulenburg, the German ambassador to Moscow, Joachim Ribbentrop, announced that the Soviet government was ready to cede the city of Vilnius and its surroundings. On 8 October 1939, a new National Socialist agreement was concluded with an exchange of letters between Vyacheslav Molotov and the German ambassador.  Yes, they can do so if they are properly established with independent legal advice on both sides.