Translation.Monsieur le Ministre,
Attacks on Soviet troops by Finnish troops are known to be continuing, not only on the Carelian Isthmus but also at other parts of the frontier between the U.S.S.R. and Finland. The Government of the U.S.S.R. can no longer tolerate such a situation. As a result of the situation thus created, for which the Finnish Government alone is responsible, the Government of the U.S.S.R. can no longer maintain normal relations with Finland and find themselves compelled to recall their political and economic representatives from Finland.
Contemporary and officially published Russian and Finnish diplomatic and other documents on Soviet-Finnish relations 1939-1940.
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