Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev spoke about the statements of the former Finnish diplomat about the talks on the transfer of Karelia to Finland. As Gorbachev said in an interview KP.ru he first heard about it.

“Actually, this is news to me,” said the ex-President, commenting on the delegation of Karelia.

Previously commented on the situation of foreign Affairs of Finland. It noted that the country “has no territorial claims to any country.”

In the Finnish Ministry approved the fact that “scientists freely and in a critical spirit discuss historical issues”, reports TASS. However, as has informed Agency the representative of the Ministry, the foreign Ministry of Finland has no position on the data presented in the book, the former diplomat.

Earlier, the Finnish media reported on the Soviet-Finnish negotiations on the transfer of Karelia, citing a new book by a former diplomat Yucca Seppinen. These messages responded the head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexander Pushkov. He called such a development very likely. However, a member of the Public chamber of Russia Sergey Ordzhonikidze noted that in the Soviet Union, Finland had no chance to get Karelia.