Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

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Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

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The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive or Karelian offensive was a strategic operation by the Soviet Leningrad and Karelian Fronts against Finland on the Karelian Isthmus and East Karelia fronts of the Continuation War, on the Eastern Front of World War II. The Soviet forces captured East Karelia and Vyborg. After that, however, fighting reached a stalemate.

The operations of the strategic offensive can be divided into the following offensives:


In January 1944, Soviet forces raised the Siege of Leningrad and drove the German Army Group North to the Narva-Lake Ilmen-Pskov line. Finland asked for peace conditions in February, but the Parliament, Eduskunta considered the received terms impossible to fulfill. After Finland had rejected the peace conditions, and Germany denied the Soviets from the Baltic Sea at Narva,Newton the Stavka (Main Command of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union) started to prepare for an offensive to force Finland's exit from the war.

The plan

In order to destroy the Finnish Army and to push Finland out of the war, the Stavka decided to...
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