The German Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Schulenburg) to the
German Foreign Office
Moscow, November 2, 1940—2: 30 a. m. Received November 2, 1940—7: 50 a. m.
No. 2313 of November 1
Reference my telegram No. 2310.
For the State Secretary.
In today's discussion between Schnurre and Mikoyan, Mikoyan complained in a tone of obvious annoyance that we were not willing to undertake the delivery of war matériel desired by the Soviet Government, yet we were delivering war matériel to Finland and other countries.
This is the first time that our deliveries of arms to Finland have been mentioned by the Soviets.
Source: Nazi-Soviet relations 1939-1941. Documents from the Archives of The German Foreign Office. Washington, Department of State, publication 3023, 1948. (Also in Documents on German foreign policy, Series D, XI, Nr. 277, HMSO, London 1961)