The news of the Armistice was greeted by the recently liberated Czechs fighting in western Siberia with great euphoria. Pressure increased to disengage from a commitment for which they no longer cared. The coup occurred at the same time the realization dawned on these weary soldiers that their new government was content for them to remain in Siberia in order to gain favour and concessions from the allies. The allies, however, enjoyed little esteem in the eyes of a Czech army disappointed but unsurprised that a clear statement of allied policy towards Russia had not followed on from the Armistice.