Day 27 of the Winter War, December 26, 1939



Northern Karelia: the North Karelian Group completes its offensive in the Pielisjärvi sector after two days, having forced the opposing Russian regiment back across the border.

Photo: SA-KUVA

Uruguay to aid Finland

 
 

Eastern Isthmus: at Taipale, the Russian troops which have overrun Kelja successfully repulse Finnish attempts at counterattack.



Northern Karelia: the North Karelian Group completes its offensive in the Pielisjärvi sector after two days, having forced the opposing Russian regiment back across the border.



South coast: the enemy bombs Kotka - four people are killed.



Ladoga Karelia: the railway junction at Elisenvaara in the municipality of Kurkijoki is subjected to intensive bombing. One of the bombs kills 29 civilians who had taken refuge in a sewage ditch.



Abroad: Uruguay announces it is to send material aid to Finland.



Mexico also promises to send Finland whatever assistance it can afford.



Abroad: in a speech at the Vatican, Pope Pius XII condemns the Soviet attack on Finland.
 

 



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