RECEPTION of the SWEDISH ENVOY WINTHER by V. M. MOLOTOV
On December 4, 1939
Received by V. M. Molotov on December 4th, the Swedish envoy Winther reported about the desire of the so-called "Finnish government" to start new negotiations for an agreement with the Soviet Union.
V.M. Molotov explained to Winther that the Soviet government does not recognize the so-called "Finnish government", now already left Helsinki and gone into an unknown direction and consequently any negotiations with this "government" can not now come into question. The Soviet government recognizes only the People's Government of the Finnish Democratic Republic, has signed with it the Agreement on mutual aid and friendship and this will be the reliable basis for development of peaceful and favorable relations between the USSR and Finland.
"Pravda" No. 336 (8021) on December 5, 1939
Source: [Highest Party School of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party.] Foreign policy of the USSR. Collection of documents. T. IV. No. 381. Moscow — 1946.
Finland in the Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940