RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, DATED DECEMBER 14th, 1939.


The Council,

Having taken cognisance of the resolution adopted by the Assembly on December 14th 1939 regarding the appeal of the Finnish Government,

1. Associates itself with the condemnation by the Assembly of the action of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics against the Finnish State, and

2. For the reasons set forth in the resolution of the Assembly,

In virtue of Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Covenant,

Finds, that, by its act, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has placed itself outside the League of Nations. It follows that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is no longer a Member of the League.
Text published in the book The Development of Finnish-Soviet Relations during the autumn 1939 in the light of official documents. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki 1940.

Statement of Nordic governments in Geneva saying that they refrain from vote.
Authoritative Soviet appraisal of the resolution ("Moscow News", Dec. 18,1939).

Members of the 107th Council. The Council session room in 1938 and presently (2004). Latter picture by Pauli Kruhse.

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