Former Deputy foreign Minister appreciated the message about "plans" of the Soviet Union to give Karelia
The Soviet Union did not conduct any negotiations on the transfer of Karelia in Finland, said "Newspaper.ru" Andrey Fyodorov, who served in the 1990-1991 Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs.
While Helsinki had for this area, "some interest," added the former diplomat. However, according to him, such issues were raised only in private conversation.
"The Finnish side was worried about the financial issue. Everyone knew that if Moscow would agree, need a lot of money," he concluded.
Earlier, the former expert of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland Jukka Seppinen said that Moscow was allegedly ready to discuss the transfer of Karelia, however, the President Mauno Koivisto took advantage of this opportunity. Head of press-service "Gorbachev-Fund" Pavel Palazhchenko called the allegations a lie.