LETTER OF MM. PAASIKIVI AND TANNER, HANDED IN MOSCOW ON NOVEMBER 13th, 1939, TO M. MOLOTOV, COMMISSAR FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

Monsieur le President,
In view of the fact that, during the negotiations which we have been conducting with yourself and M. Stalin, we have unfortunately not succeeded in finding a basis for the projected treaty between the U.S.S.R. and Finland, we have felt it desirable to leave this evening for Helsinki.
In informing you of this and thanking you for the kindness which has been shown us, we would express the hope that at some future date the negotiations may bring about a result satisfactory to both parties.
J. K. Paasikivi.       Väinö Tanner.


Source: The development of Finnish-Soviet relations during the autumn 1939 in the light of official documents. Publication of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Doc. nr. 22. Suomen Kirja, Helsinki 1940.

Finland in the Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940