740.00119 E.W./9–644: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

3342. Molotov has given the British Ambassador and myself a draft of peace terms for Finland. He has invited the British Ambassador and myself to discuss them this evening. I agreed to attend with the understanding that I would be present as an observer.

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Molotov asked the British Ambassador to inform his Government in its consideration of the Rumanian reparations74 that the Soviet Government was now proposing to reduce its reparation demands on Finland from $600,000,000 to $300,000,000.

  1. For correspondence relating to the Soviet and Allied conditions for an armistice with Rumania, see vol. iv , section under Rumania entitled “Negotiations leading to signing of armistice with Rumania …”