Ordinary folks did not actually care about what happened, and on the evening of the assassination the crowds in Vienna listened to music and drank wine, as if nothing had occurred. Apis's confession to ordering the assassination of Franz Ferdinand states that Russian Military Attaché Artamonov promised Russia's safety from Austria-Hungary if Serbia would ever come beneath assault. While admitting funding of intelligence community in Austro-Hungary, Artamonov denied the involvement of his office into assassination in an interview with Albertini. Artamonov said that he went on trip to Italy leaving Assistant Military Attaché Alexander Werchovsky in cost and although he was in every day contact with Apis he did not learn of Apis's function until after the warfare had ended. Albertini writes that he "remained unconvinced by the behavior of this officer." Werchovsky admitted the involvement of his office after which fell silent on the subject.
Prime Minister Pašić obtained early data of the assassination plan. The info was obtained by Pašić early enough, according to Education Minister Ljuba Jovanović, for the government to order the border guards to forestall the assassins from crossing. This locations the cabinet minister discussions in late May and the data release to a while before that. Albertini concluded that the supply of the information was most probably Milan Ciganović. In 1914, Rade Malobabić was Serbian Military Intelligence's chief undercover operative towards Austria-Hungary.
His name appeared in Serbian documents captured by Austria-Hungary during the warfare. These paperwork describe the operating of arms, munitions, and brokers from Serbia into Austria-Hungary beneath Malobabić's path.
Russia partially mobilized along its Austrian border on 29 July, and on 30 July Russia ordered basic mobilization. Russia's general mobilization set off full Austro-Hungarian and German mobilizations. Soon all of the Great Powers besides Italy had chosen sides and gone to war. The murder of the inheritor to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his spouse produced widespread shock throughout European royal homes, and there was initially much sympathy for the Austrian place.
Officials and members of the Archduke's celebration mentioned what to do next. The archduke's chamberlain, Baron Rumerskirch, proposed that the couple remain on the Town Hall till troops might be brought into town to line the streets. Governor-General Oskar Potiorek vetoed this suggestion on the grounds that soldiers coming straight from maneuvers would not have the gown uniforms acceptable for such duties.
In the days leading up to the assassination, Pašić was caretaker prime minister as a result of throughout this era the Serbian Government briefly fell to a political alliance led by the Serbian Military. The navy favored promoting Jovan Jovanović to Foreign Minister, and Jovanović's loyalties one would possibly count on to have been divided and his orders therefore carried out poorly. By selecting a military loyalist to convey the message, and by not together with any of the specifics such as the conspirators' names and weapons, Pašić, a survivor, hedged his bets in opposition to the assorted potential outcomes and penalties of the upcoming assassination. Jovanović's account modified forwards and backwards over time and by no means adequately addressed Colonel Lesanin's statement. Bilinski did not speak openly on the topic, however his press division chief confirmed that a meeting had taken place including a obscure warning, however there was no mention of an ethnic Serb Austro-Hungarian soldier capturing Franz Ferdinand.