Article says Finland was a "satellite of Nazi Germany" and mistreated Soviet POWs
An article has appeared on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defence (www.mil.ru) concerning the Continuation War with Finland, sharply criticising Finland and certain Finnish views of history. The final conclusion that it draws is astounding from the Finnish point of view.
After first sharply attacking Finland’s actions and motivations in the war (1941-1944), the article concludes with a reference to a study conducted by the United States Library of Congress, according to which the Soviet Union could have taken over Finland if it had wanted to.
“In spite of the significant damage caused by the war, Finland managed to maintain its own independence. If the Soviet Union had considered it vital, there is no doubt that the independence of Finland would have been destroyed. Understanding this, Finland disengaged from the war, with the aim of creating new, constructive relations with the Soviet Union”, the article's anonymous writer writes, quoting the US study.
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Russian Defence Ministry website criticises Finnish views of Continuation War