Referring to what Commissar Molotov stated in his speech that the Soviet Union has the right and duty to use effective measures for protecting its safety on the Gulf of Finland and on the border close to Leningrad, the Finnish Foreign Ministry points out that the Soviet Union has committed itself in the non-aggression pact, concluded in 1932 with Finland, to respect the borders agreed in the Peace Treaty of Tartu (Dorpat) between Finland and the Soviet Union, and to settle all disputes between these countries in a peaceful way. Finland expresses her belief that the Soviet Union will respect this treaty that was extended to the end of 1945 in the agreement of 1934 between Finland and the Soviet Union.
Lähde: The blue-white book of Finland. Doc. nr. 17. The Foreign Ministry, Helsinki 1940.
Translation Pauli Kruhse.
Finland in Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940