Council of Foreign Ministers Files: Lot M–88: CFM London Documents

Memorandum by the Soviet Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers

CFM(45) 7

Proposals for a Peace Treaty With Finland

Inasmuch as the Armistice Agreement with Finland of 19th September, 194480 provided for the inclusion in that Agreement of [Page 149] certain clauses of the future peace treaty, the Soviet Delegation propose that Articles 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21 of the Armistice Agreement and the Annexes to Articles 7,8 and 11 of the said Agreement should, subject to the necessary drafting changes, form the basis of the future peace treaty with Finland.
Article 16 of the Armistice Agreement should be deleted and replaced by an article under which Finland undertakes to hand over to the Soviet Union, in conformity with paragraphs 1 and 9 of the decisions of the Berlin Conference on reparations from Germany, the German assets located in Finland.
The Allied Powers will support Finland’s candidature for membership of the United Nations’ Organization. Finland will cooperate with the Allied Powers and execute such measures as they may adopt for the maintenance of world peace.
  1. For text of the armistice agreement between the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and Finland of September 19, 1944, see British and Foreign State Papers, vol. cxlv, p. 513. For documentation regarding the interest of the United States in the armistice, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iii, pp. 608 ff.