641.60d.31/63: Telegram

The Chargé in Finland ( Shantz ) to the Secretary of State


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Soviet Government yesterday informed Finnish Minister at Moscow by note that it would observe a policy of neutrality in its relations with Finland. The Secretary General13 commented that Finland had no added cause for alarm at Soviet invasion of Poland and that relations with Russia continued on a friendly basis. He knew of no special Finnish military preparations.

One regiment of Swedish speaking troops was transferred from Helsinki to Aland Islands last week.

  1. Tapio Voionmaa, Secretary General of the Finnish Foreign Office.